FLASHBACK: Schumer: You Can’t Ask a Judge About a Specific Case That Might Come Before Them FLASHBACK: Schumer: You Can’t Ask a Judge About a Specific Case That Might Come Before Them – NTK Network

FLASHBACK: Schumer: You Can’t Ask a Judge About a Specific Case That Might Come Before Them

"You can’t ask a judge who was nominated...about a specific case that might come before them," Schumer said in 2017.

By NTK Staff | 07.09.2018 @5:30pm

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee “has an obligation to share their personal views,” on Roe v. Wade during a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday.

However, February of 2017 Schumer told reporters after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch that “there is a grand tradition,” that Schumer supports, “that you can’t ask a judge who was nominated for or a potential judge who was nominated for a judgeship about a specific case that might come before them.”

This is known as the Ginsburg Rule, which was established in 1993 during the confirmation hearing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court by former Vice President Joe Biden, who was serving in the United State Senate at the time. It stipulates that a judicial nominee has no obligation to answer questions about their personal views or on issues that might come before the Court.

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