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From CNN–Justice Ginsburg on Donald Trump–

“Washington (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.

“He is a faker,” she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. “He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”

“Time for us to move to New Zealand,” Ginsburg told the New York Times’s Adam Liptak, in a joking remark she said she borrowed from her late husband. A Trump presidency, she went on, would be too horrible to contemplate: “I can’t imagine what [the Supreme Court] would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.”

Ginsburg also told Liptak that the Senate should promptly consider President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace her friend Antonin Scalia on the court. “That’s their job,” she said. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.”

But that’s not all. She said that Garland “is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court. Super bright and very nice, very easy to deal with. And super prepared. He would be a great colleague.”

To be fair, some — including the Los Angeles Times editorial page — have argued that it would be legitimate for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to call on the Senate to act on the Garland nomination.

Note:
“Donald Trump called Wednesday for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign for saying publicly that she feels he is unfit to be President.

“Lashing out, Trump said the 83-year-old justice’s ‘mind is shot.’ ” — New York Times, July 13, 2016

“Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee wrote in an early morning tweet on @realDonaldTrump. ‘Her mind is shot — resign!’ “

From various sources on the Internet.

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By Carl Macki

Carl Macki is a poet and artist living in Marin County, California. He was born in Chicago and moved to the SF Bay Area in his thirties. He lives with his lifelong mate, Sandra Thurston and their son, Charles.

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