Bloomberg: Ginsburg Says She Regrets ‘Ill-Advised’ Comments on Trump
* She says judges should avoid discussing political candidates
* Justice had called Trump ‘a faker’ in media interview
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she regrets criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling her remarks over the past week "ill-advised" and vowing to be more careful in the future.
Ginsburg had drawn rebukes for calling Trump "a faker" and saying she didn’t want to think about the possibility he might be elected. Legal-ethics experts said the comments, made in media interviews, might undermine the court’s authority. Trump had called for Ginsburg to resign.
"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," Ginsburg said in a statement issued by the court. "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”
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Update #1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'I regret making' Donald Trump remarks (CNN)
Update #2: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Regrets Criticizing Donald Trump (WSJ)
WNU Editor: She is not the first Supreme Court Justice to make controversial remarks .... nor the last. But her comments have now tainted her in any future rulings that may involved (if he gets elected) a Trump administration .... a fact that she now realises.