SCOTUS justices in particular usually try to put on a veil of being impartial by not endorsing presidential candidates or directly involving themselves in political discussions unless it is specifically about a certain case.

For example, some judges like Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are known for strong political views. There are statistical measures to see how much a judge leans left or right.

Justice Breyer, a justice that is seen as more liberal, is old, and that means people want him to retire. He indicated that he won't do it because he wants justices to seem above politics.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was scolded by legal experts after joking that Trump was elected she would move to New Zealand.

Why are judges on the Supreme Court asked to step back from political affairs that do not directly involve their cases?

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