WASHINGTON — Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Torah values spokesman for the 75-year-old, 850-member Rabbinical Alliance of America stated:
We join many other who are appalled and deeply ashamed that less than a week before the Supreme Court hearing on same gender “Marriage,” Justices Ginsburg and Kagan, both of whom have officiated at such events, have nevertheless still not had the grace, or decency to adhere to the US code which calls upon a justice to “Disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
Therefore we call upon Chief Justice Roberts, President Obama and the House and Senate Judiciary committees to speak out and take the necessary steps to disqualify Kagan and Ginsburg from participating in these proceedings.
Furthermore we invite the leadership of all religious denominations including but not limited to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Southern Baptist Convention, as well as African America, Latino and Muslim religious organizations to join our demand that simple justice requires these two pro same-gender “Marriage” activist justices be disqualified before the case is heard.
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We express our fervent hope and prayer that the lawyers who will be representing the traditional view of marriage will have the courage and conviction to demand that the justices be disqualified if they are still seated as the hearing begins.
We ask all Presidential candidates, Democrats and Republicans from Secretary Hillary Clinton to Governor Scott Walker and everyone in between, regardless of their viewpoint on the marriage issue, to vocally advocate that to insure the integrity and impartiality of our highest court, Justices Ginsburg and Kagan must be disqualified.
It’s an issue of simple fairness.
Finally we question why an “impartial” media that queries Republicans as to whether they would attend a same gender “Marriage” does not question any and all of the above mentioned politicians, judicial and religious leaders including justice Kagan and Ginsburg themselves as to why these two should not be disqualified.
A delegation of Rabbis will be available for press interviews outside the Supreme Court Tuesday Morning.
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