On Monday, 58 Republican congressmen signed a letter requesting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the travel ban case that the Supreme Court will be hearing in October due to her publicized criticism of President Trump.
The lawmakers allege that she must by law recuse herself because she has a “personal bias or prejudice concerning a party” and her “impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
Last summer, Justice Ginsburg expressed that she “didn’t want to think about the possibility” of Trump becoming president. She had even suggested to move to New Zealand simply to avoid a Trump presidency.
Some of the more notable names on the letter include Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IO).
The Supreme Court reversed the lower courts’ decision on the highly-debated travel ban by reinstating most of it, which President Trump has called a “clear victory.”
The travel ban suspends travel from six terror-plagued nations (Libya, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan) for 90 days and halts the refugee program for 120 days. However, SCOTUS declared that the ban is for anyone who “lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” meaning foreigners must have a spouse, a close relative, or an employer in the U.S. in order to be exempt from the ban.
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