Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Constitution No Longer “Old” and Outdated, It’s “Genius”

By Rachel Pulaski

Last year while Egypt was drafting a new government, Justice Ginsburg told Al-Hayat TV in an interview for Egypt not to look at the U.S. Constitution as a model because it is “old” instead look at South Africa’s constitution for guidance.  Her opinion of the U.S. Constitution last year was that it was too outdated for Egypt, now she is praising it as “genius” because the U.S. Constitution is working in her favor.

CBS News reported:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday that growing acceptance of same-sex marriage reflects the “genius” of the U.S. Constitution.

Ginsburg said equality has always been central to the Constitution, even if society has only applied it to minorities — be they women, blacks or gays — over time.

“So I see the genius of our Constitution, and of our society, is how much more embracive we have become than we were at the beginning,” Ginsburg said in a far-ranging discussion of her work at the National Constitution Center, steps from the nation’s founding at Independence Hall.

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