On the issues: Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Donald Trump

On the issues: Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Donald Trump

On the issues: Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Donald Trump

Regardless whether you agree with her or not it is nearly unheard of for a justice of the Supreme Court to openly take sides in a presidential election year. She has certainly not lost her mind.

On the other, as much as Ginsburg as an American citizen is entitled to freedom of expression and many share her sentiments concerning the candidate; her authoritative position at the Supreme Court of Justice requires that she remain neutral, at least publicly, about political matters.

"I'm not prepared to say that", Texas Sen. "And I don't think that's a legitimate, or even plausible, interpretation of what the state constitution meant". She's called him a fake! The Times accused Ginsburg of "flinging herself into the mosh pit" with Trump and called her behavior "baffling".

Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "mind is shot" and she should resign.

Trump, who has called Ginsburg's comments inappropriate, stepped up his criticism on Wednesday in a Twitter post. "When unelected judges try to impose their own policy views.it's wrong and it's unsafe".

In an interview with CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer Joan Biskupic on Monday, Ginsburg blasted Trump as a "faker".

"Everyone knows she is a liberal Democrat", he said. This is a new low for the Senate that Ginsburg properly condemns.

Can anyone doubt that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg violated the appearance of impropriety and stepped right into actual impropriety by failing to promote the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary?

On a lighter note, he joked: "She didn't earn the nickname the Notorious RBG for nothing". Every Supreme Court justice surely wants to be replaced by an ideological ally, and Ginsburg is 83. "At that point I declined to weigh into that criticism". She added, "For the country, it could be four years". They don't comment because it's possible they might have to sit in judgment in cases involving the politicians or their offices. "Maybe they have different standards".

"Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me".

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said he found Ginsburg's remarks "very peculiar".

"That shows bias to me", he said.

Grassley has said he won't hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee until after a new president has been elected. So there's not a lot of strong support for this among the Democrats and people who ordinarily would like and adore and revere and respect Justice Ginsburg.

Ben Carson, a Trump confidant, told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront" that he agreed. "Because we're already suspicious about the way the Supreme Court is going".

But Ginsburg, in several interviews with news outlets this week disparaged Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul who surged past a large field of Republican presidential contenders and is expected to claim the party's nomination at its national convention next week. "If that were the case, I think this statement raises serious questions as to whether she'd have to recuse herself in such a dispute", Lee told Fox News Channel. "Big mistake by an incompetent judge!"

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