Astounding Indiscretion is what National Organization for Marriage calls comments from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Astounding indiscretion.” That’s how Ed Whalen, writing for NRO’s Bench Memos, described United States Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s recent remarks in an interview with Bloomberg.
In the interview, Ginsburg opined that it “would not take a large adjustment” for the American people to get used to the idea of same-sex marriage.
Of course, as you know, the Supreme Court will be considering the matter of marriage this April—so for Ginsburg to be forecasting her opinion publicly at this time is, indeed, an “astounding indiscretion.”
They have even put together a silly petition demanding that Justice Ginsburg be recused from the marriage cases. To whom that petition is addressed remains a mystery since the only person who can recuse Justice Ginsburg is Justice Ginsburg and there is virtually no possibility that she is going to sit this one out.
NOM’s Brian Brown and Ed Whelan (a defender of the Faith) are trying to delegitimize a future Supreme Court ruling that they will not like. Brown wants this to be the basis for an ongoing fight to roll back marriage equality. Given the fact that NOM hasn’t accomplished anything (in spite of tens of millions of dollars thrown at discrimination), how will NOM continue to exist if the Supreme Court rules that gay marriage bans are unconstitutional? Brian Brown thinks that the answer lies in being part of The Resistance.
With Mrs. Brown working on child number nine, the Browns are going to have to figure out what they will live on in the future. The money that Brown is taking out of the ActRight entities will likely dissipate as well since ActRight is so dependent on NOM for its existence. Brown concludes his post rather pathetically:
Rest assured, we will be pursuing this matter vigorously. We’re calling on Congress to hold an investigation of Justice Ginsburg’s conduct and to consider legislation to discipline justices who speak out publicly about pending cases.
I doubt that Congress would go anywhere near this. And if they did? Would Obama sign such legislation? NOM is only highlighting their purposelessness. In sum, National Organization for Marriage is sponsoring a useless petition to an unknown recipient and pursuing legislation that is never going to happen either. Mr. Brown needs to spend some time with the want ads.