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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.


  1. I don't think she needed to come out with that statement. She was perfectly within her right to state she didn't support support Donald Trump!

    I hope everyone noticed that she did not apologize verbally to Donald Trump and I found it interesting he kept his mouth shut after she stated her regrets.

    She has my utmost respect and always has!

  2. Why apologize for speaking your truth?

  3. Hi SPHASH! I applaud Madame Justice Ginsburg for speaking the truth! She has been the only high-profile public figure to do so! I was waiting for some dim-witted response from The Donald; there was none! He knew better, as she would have ripped him a new asshole!!

  4. It's a well-known fact that it's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission.

    If RBG had deliberately chosen to say what she said publicly and then a couple of days later publicly apologize when the whole country has been talking about what she said for two days... pretty clever strategy for someone usually gagged.

  5. She knew exactly what she was doing. And I agree she did not apologize for her comments about that idiot. She stated only that she shouldn't comment in her position. Even if she came out against HRC, I would still respect Justice Ginsberg.


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