July 14, 2016

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is under fire from all corners of the political field for her criticism of Trump

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking heat for recent criticism of Donald Trump — and it's not just from the Manhattan billionaire and his allies.

Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have skewered Ginsburg, with The Times publishing an editorial Wednesday declaring Trump "right" in the war of words.

"There is no legal requirement that Supreme Court justices refrain from commenting on a presidential campaign," The Times' left-leaning editorial board wrote. "But Justice Ginsburg's comments show why their tradition has been to keep silent."

The Times editorial board added: "Washington is more than partisan enough without the spectacle of a Supreme Court justice flinging herself into the mosh pit."

Ginsburg has made a series of remarks in recent days to the Associated Press, The Times, and CNN about the Trump candidacy. They were rare if not unprecedented remarks from a sitting Supreme Court justice on a presidential candidate.

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