Ginsburg: I Shouldn't Have Trashed Trump

Supreme Court justice says she shouldn't have spoken about a candidate for public office
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2016 10:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been roundly criticized since slagging Donald Trump in multiple interviews over the past week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court justice conceded that perhaps it wasn't a well-thought-out campaign after all, the Wall Street Journal reports. "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised, and I regret making them," she said in a statement. "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office."

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The 83-year-old's mea culpa comes after newspaper op-eds, legal aces, and politicians came down on her. One of her harshest critics: Trump himself, who's been tweeting furiously about Ginsburg's "misconduct" and "ethical and legal breach" and calling for her to resign. No response yet on Trump's Twitter feed, but he can rest assured that Ginsburg doesn't plan to react similarly next time. "In the future I will be more circumspect," she noted in the statement. (Read more Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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