Saturday, July 16, 2016
Ruth Bader Ginsburg no need to apologize
From NY Times
WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s indignant dissents from the bench have turned her into a heroine of the left, beloved for methodically skewering her conservative colleagues. On the internet, she has become the Notorious R.B.G.
But after being roundly criticized for a remarkable series of interviews in which she mocked Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Justice Ginsburg on Thursday did something highly unusual for a member of the nation’s highest court: She admitted making a mistake.
“Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office,” she wrote in a brief statement issued by the court, admitting her remarks were “ill-advised” and expressing regret. “In the future I will be more circumspect.”
A revered figure at some of the nation’s most elite law schools since her appointment to the court in 1993, Justice Ginsburg, 83, flabbergasted many in the legal community when she called Mr. Trump a “faker,” and said she could not really imagine what it would be like if he became president.
Ruth has no real reason to apologize. She isn't the first Supreme Court Justice to take sides. Sandra Day O'Connor ruled in favor of Dumbya over Bush v Gore because she liked his daddy.