法務特派員ニナ・トテンバーグによるNPRの話, “Gorsuch didn’t mask despite Sotomayor’s COVID worries, 彼女をテレワークに導く,” reported Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the justices to wear masks because of the omicron surge since Justice Sonia Sotomayor has diabetes. Totenberg cited “court sources” to report Sotomayor herself expressed she “did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked” before Roberts made the decision.
“彼らは皆しました. ゴーサッチを除く, WHO, それが起こるように, ベンチでソトマヨールの隣に座っています. それ以来の彼の継続的な拒否は、ソトマヨールが裁判官に出席していないことも意味しています’ 直接の毎週の会議, joining instead by telephone,” トテンバーグは書いた. “ゴーサッチ, from the beginning of his tenure, has proved a prickly justice, not exactly beloved even by his conservative soulmates on the court.”
NPR’s 報告する, which was published on Tuesday morning, was addressed on that evening’s edition of “ブレット・ベイヤーとの特別レポート,” when Fox News chief legal correspondent and “FOX News @ Night” anchor Shannon Bream’s sources shot down the report.
“I am told that is not accurate,” Bream said of NPR’s version of events.
“A source at the Supreme Court says there have been no blanket admonition or request from Chief Justice Roberts that the other justices begin wearing masks to arguments,” Bream continued. “The source further stated Justice Sotomayor did not make any such request to Justice Gorsuch. I’m told, given that fact, there was also no refusal by Justice Gorsuch.”
Bream added that all the justices are vaccinated and boosted against COVID and undergo regular testing.