“Yet at the same time we have seen some cracks in our system,” 그녀는 덧붙였다. “We have a great deal of partisan, very heated debate going on, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing but it can turn into an awful thing and into something that destroys the fabric of our community if we don’t learn how to talk to each other,” 그녀가 말했다.
The justices appeared to be speaking from their homes for an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies titled “Civics as a National Security Imperative.”
For his part, Gorsuch stressed collegiality and respect and held the court out as a good model of “how democracy is supposed to work.”
He noted that the court is composed of people from “all across the country” 와 “radically different life experiences” who share a love for the country.
More than that, Gorsuch added, his colleagues “really love one another, respect one another and listen to one another.”
He confessed that he and Sotomayor don’t always agree, at which point she corrected him and joked that they “don’t agree often.”
“How can a democracy function if we can’t talk to one another and if we can’t disagree kindly, with respect for one another’s differences,” Gorsuch said.