dglobalnews.com Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Confident We'll Get Out Of This Mess
Published: Sun, February 26, 2017
National | By Glenda Ortiz

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Confident We'll Get Out Of This Mess

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Confident We'll Get Out Of This Mess

Ginsburg is 83, and said that at her age she takes things year by year, but noted, "Justice John Paul Stevens stepped down at age 90".

While it may feel like the United States is in a troubling and chaotic political moment, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't think it's inescapable. "The Women's March ― I've never seen such a demonstration, both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd".

During last year's presidential cycle, Ginsburg openly campaigned against President Donald Trump saying "he is a faker".

Given all this, could any reasonable person believe that Ginsburg can still rule fairly and dispassionately on the highly-charged issues that are likely to come before her as a result of Trump's policies and the avowed "resistance" to them by the elite who continue to pine for Hillary Clinton? That was a time when "anyone who wasn't born and bred in the U.S. was considered an outcast", she said.

This was further underscored by her praise for the legacy media, which has also argued openly for the need to "resist" the duly-elected US president.

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"Some bad things have happened in the United States", Ginsburg said.

"Think of what the press has done in the United States", she said. Today she shared thoughts about her life, the law and the state of the country at an event highlighting her new book, "My Own Words", a collection of her speeches and writings spanning 70 years.

"We're not experiencing the best of times", Ginsburg said Thursday on BBC's "Newsnight", though she did not comment directly about the president. But, according to the AP, she reflected on the inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

In an interview with the BBC's "Newsnight" on Thursday, Ginsberg defended the importance of a free press in the USA, saying the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in the 1970s evidenced the necessity of journalists. When the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back.

And the media is instrumental in holding the government accountable, she said. In her appearance Thursday said she had no intention of leaving the court anytime soon.

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