Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Definitely Isn't a Trump Fan

And she has a prediction for the upcoming election
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2016 11:21 AM CDT
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Definitely Isn't a Trump Fan
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't "want to think about" the possibility of a Trump presidency.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

The AP sat down for an interview with the Supreme Court's elder stateswoman, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who had some thoughts on the upcoming presidential election. Or, more accurately, a lack of thoughts. "I don't want to think about that possibility," Ginsberg says regarding a President Trump. She also points out the importance of the election given that she's 83 and two other justices are in their late-70s. "It's likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make," Ginsburg says. That sounds suspiciously like she's predicting a Clinton victory to us.

The interview also touches on the just-concluded Supreme Court term, the death of her good friend Antonin Scalia ("the public got the wrong impression of him"), ruling on cases with only eight justices, affirmative action, capital punishment, and laws trying to make it harder for women to get abortions ("don't try this anymore"). Read the full story here. (Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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