According to reports, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing to work remotely because Justice Neil Gorsuch refuses to wear a mask in court.
JUST IN: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor announces she will only attending oral arguments remotely this week.
Per NPR, Justice Sotomayor is boycotting in-person attendance because Justice Gorsuch REFUSES to wear a mask on the bench.
— Election Wizard ?? (@ElectionWiz) January 18, 2022
National Public Radio reported Tuesday:
It was pretty jarring earlier this month when the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court took the bench for the first time since the omicron surge over the holidays. All were now wearing masks. All, that is, except Justice Neil Gorsuch. What’s more, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was not there at all, choosing instead to participate through a microphone setup in her chambers.
Sotomayor has diabetes, a condition that puts her at high risk for serious illness, or even death, from COVID-19. She has been the only justice to wear a mask on the bench since last fall when, amid a marked decline in COVID-19 cases, the justices resumed in-person arguments for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.
Now, though, the situation had changed with the omicron surge, and according to court sources, Sotomayor did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked. Chief Justice John Roberts, understanding that, in some form asked the other justices to mask up.
They all did. Except Gorsuch, who, as it happens, sits next to Sotomayor on the bench. His continued refusal since then has also meant that Sotomayor has not attended the justices’ weekly conference in person, joining instead by telephone.
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch not wearing a mask shouldn’t upset Sonia Sotomayor at all. Recently she recently spread so much misinformation about Covid she obviously doesn’t know how it spreads anyways. Who Agrees?
— Ginger’s Page ?? (@GingersPage) January 18, 2022
I can't be the only one who find this childish and petty, can I? There is a 99% chance of survival for coronavirus and the masks don't do anything to stop the transmission. The CDC came out and admitted that.
Sotomayor needs to stop drinking the kool-aid.
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