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Ginsburg walks back comments on Trump

In a series of recent interviews with the Associated Press, The New York Times, and CNN, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – calling him a “faker” and suggesting that she didn’t “even want to contemplate” the impact that a Trump presidency would have on the Supreme Court and the country.  Trump shot back with a call for Ginsburg to resign; the Justice’s comments were also widely criticized by editorial boards and pundits across the ideological spectrum.

Today Ginsburg weighed in again, perhaps seeking to quell the controversy.  In a statement released by the Court’s Public Information Office, Ginsburg described her “recent remarks in response to press inquiries” as “ill-advised” and added that she “regret[s] making them.”  “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office,” she continued, and she indicated that “[i]n the future I will be more circumspect.”

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Ginsburg walks back comments on Trump, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 14, 2016, 11:34 AM),