Thursday, April 5, 2012

The last "gentlemen's" club?

And no not THAT kind of gentleman's club!  It was a term often used for the Senate.  The thought was that the six year elected terms forced the members into a more civil way of dealing with each other because they had to keep facing each other for a long period of time.  It seems as though partisanship has sent that concept packing even in the august halls of the Senate.  So what am I referring to?  The United States Supreme Court.  Though often divided, the members know they are part of a long living entity that must reflect idiological differences, but cannot accept partisan ones.  How do I know that the Supremes are still holding civil discourse?  Simple.  Justice Kagan, perhaps the most liberal member of the Court, has learned to hunt from and now often goes on hunting trips with Justice Scalia, perhaps the most conservative member of the Court.


Dave H said...

Suprisingly frank talk about the lack of diversity on the Supreme Court. I like it.

I wonder if they ever feel like they're the world's smallest political party, trying to stand up against everybody else in Washington.

2cents said...

Life tenured and arguably the most powerful body in the country. They can stand up just fine. And perhaps that is the reason why it is so important to keep electing the right Presidents. To keep the Court properly aligned.