Supreme feud

Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologizes for “ill-advised” comments on Trump

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

Embattled Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday for making politicized comments aimed at presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The 83-year-old justice had come under fire from both conservatives and liberals for taking the unusual step of speaking out against a presidential candidate in the heat of a campaign race.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” Ginsburg said in a statement. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect,” she concluded, not directing an apology toward Trump and not resigning as he had called on her to do.

Women in the World ran a Twitter poll asking readers where they stood on the feud between the feminist icon known as “the notorious RBG” and the brash real estate mogul-turned-politician. Of the four choices readers were presented with, a whopping 62 percent seemed to support Ginsburg by selecting the choice “RBG speaks truth to power.” See the complete results below.

Read the full story at The Hill.


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