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Controversy swirls over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s anti-Trump rhetoric

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends former California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

"Unprecedented"-- that's what Supreme Court watchers are saying of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's criticism of Donald Trump.

On Monday night, she called Trump a “faker” on  CNN and told the Associated Press she couldn’t and didn’t want to imagine a Trump presidency.  

Justice Ginsburg has weighed in on this year’s Presidential race on multiple occasions- an action believed to be unprecedented.

What effect will her comments have on the court and her fellow justices? Does Ginsburg crossing this line open the door for other justices to talk about the candidates? Will they then be able to sit in judgement of cases concerning future administrations?


Jessica Levinson, professor at Loyola Law School, President of the L.A. Ethics Commission

Ed Whelan, President of the Ethics & Public Policy Center; former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia & Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2001 – 2004

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