Sotomayor and Kagan need to think about retiring
We have now lived with the consequences of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s late-life arrogance for more than two years.
In 2014, President Barack Obama was in office and Democrats controlled the Senate, empowering them to confirm a new justice if Justice Ginsburg had left the Supreme Court. Ginsburg was a two-time cancer survivor in her 80s, the oldest member of a 5-4 Court where the right to an abortion — and perhaps even the right to vote in reasonably fair elections — teetered on a knife’s edge.
When she died in the final months of...