With nine judges in strong positions, the Supreme Court is a microcosm of American society. One of the court’s new Conservative members was severely criticized on Tuesday for refusing to wear a mask during the trial, which reflects the deteriorating climate within the esteemed organization. Govit-19.
For the second week in a row, Superintendent Neil Korsch Only one of the nine High Court elders who sat with his face covered on Tuesday was allowed into the building, some journalists said.
Wearing a mask is a very strong political symbol in the United States, where the obligation to cover one’s face is practiced in some places and is considered a violation of personal liberty by a large section of the population.
Supreme Court justices want to reiterate their emphasis on the cohesiveness of their work, beyond political battles. However, it is difficult for them to hide the deep differences between the solid Conservative majority (six judges) and the left-wing minority (three).
Court President John Roberts, a moderate conservative interested in bridging the gap between the two groups, asked all judges to wear masks after the annual recess, according to sources quoted by public radio NPR. According to the radio, he made this request in view of their progressive colleague Sonia Chotomayor who is suffering from diabetes and is highly vulnerable during pollution.
All but Neil Korsch, one of three magistrates appointed by Donald Trump, were accepted, the NPR added. According to the radio, his attitude prompted Sonia Sotomayor, who was sitting next to him in the courtroom, to distance herself. For the past one week, he has been participating in discussions via audio link from his office.
Although Neil Korsch is not well known to the general public, his attitude was among the most discussed topics on Twitter on Tuesday. “I’m so glad I did not vote for that bastard. What kind of person does that?” In particular, former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill tweeted on Twitter, opposing her confirmation in 2017.
The apex court did not specify which health measures were used in the AFP hearing. In March 2020 the High Court was completely closed and its judges conducted hearings by phone from their homes for several months. In October, all the vaccines, they found themselves in Washington, mostly without a mask, before this protection reappeared at the same time as the Omicron variant.