Of course, judges know this. It’s in their self interest, if they want to look good in history, to skew left, like the legal academics. You know, I’ve been here in legal academia since 1984, 9 years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her seat on the Supreme Court. She was a federal Court of Appeals judge then and had been since Jimmy Carter appointed her in 1980. And I can remember law professors expressing dismay that she was such a disappointment, that after her first-class women’s rights advocacy as a law professor, she’d turned into such a conservative.
Via “John Roberts is charming and matinee-idol handsome, but does he stand a chance against Ruth Bader Ginsburg with her lace gloves and her questions about society offering skim-milk equality?” @ Althouse.