On occasion, Supreme Court Justices will weigh in on the political issues of the day. For instance, Justice Ginsburg offered personal opinion concerning the presidential campaign of 2016. In an essay of 750-1,000 words, please address the following:
- What are the ethical obligations of judges when it comes to political matters?
- Should the Supreme Court weigh in on political matters of the day in a direct manner? Explain.
- Regardless of the ethical or other obligations of the Supreme Court, is it realistic for the public to expect the court to abstain from political discourse when they are appointees of the president? Explain.
- How can justices â€œwalk the tightropeâ€ between how they are legally supposed to support the Constitution, while still being true to their personal political worldview? Or can they? Explain.