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  • Should Justice Ginsburg have been more discreet about Trump?
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    On the one hand, it’s considered good protocol for Supreme Court justices to refrain from making overt, opinionated, partisan remarks like the ones Ruth Bader Ginsburg made about Donald Trump. On the other hand, Trump is a bit of a special case. Should Justice Ginsburg have held her tongue? Should she apologize to Trump? Should she resign from the bench?

    While the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post aren’t calling for her to resign, they are saying she shouldn’t have said what she said.

    Politico article

    Washington Post editorial: “However valid her comments may have been, though, and however in keeping with her known political bent, they were still much, much better left unsaid by a member of the Supreme Court. There’s a good reason the Code of Conduct for United States Judges flatly states that a ‘judge should not . . . publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office.’ ”

    Your thoughts?



    Good Morning Professor Alexander,

    Donald Trump say just what he wants to say about anyone. He even say it without any care. I think that Justice Ginsberg should speak her mind.

    Thank you,

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