Published: Sun, February 26, 2017
National | By Miranda Cannon

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Legacy Media in Interview with British Press


In case you were wondering, Ginsburg also said during her BBC appearance that she's staying put, pointing out that one of her former Supreme Court colleagues, Justice John Paul Stevens, retired at 90.

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is "very easy to get along with", Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The women's march - I have never seen such a demonstration - both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd.

Ginsburg's statements were an apparent reference to last month's marches in Washington, D.C. and other cities, which the Washington Post (among others) noted were organized "to resist President Trump".

Ginsburg, who called Trump a "faker" in the throes of a bitter election, had more critical words for the Trump administration - though she avoided calling the president out by name. She has said many times, including yesterday, she is not planning to do so. She mentioned USA internment camps of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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During a wide-ranging event Thursday following the launch of a new book, the justice said the United States is "not as mindful" of values, like the free exchange of ideas and a tolerant outlook on immigrants.

But she told the BBC that she remains "optimistic in the long run". In an interview with the New York Times, she said she couldn't imagine what the country and the Supreme Court would be like if Trump won. 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".

"I read the Washington Post and the New York Times every day, and I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the way things are", she said.

In an interview with the BBC's "Newsnight" on Thursday, Ginsberg defended the importance of a free press in the US, saying the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in the 1970s evidenced the necessity of journalists. She said she got to know Gorsuch two years ago during a judicial trip to the United Kingdom. "What will be next year?" she said.

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