Justice Ginsburg Doubtful America Is Becoming Great Again

Posted February 26, 2017

The 83-year-old justice did not comment directly on President Donald Trump, but said she was encouraged by the massive women's march in Washington, the day after his inauguration January 20, when demonstrators protested his election victory.

"I've never seen such a demonstration-both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd".

Ginsburg, who leads the high court's liberal wing, was openly critical of Trump in media interviews before his election. She has said many times, including yesterday, she is not planning to do so.

Ginsburg noted that the US has emerged from dark chapters in its history, like the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Ginsburg also said the United States is not at its best right now because "we are not as mi". "It took a long time for the United States to realize how terrible it was".

When asked about the United States' current political climate, Ginsburg told the the British news agency that she's most concerned with congressional gridlock. 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.

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But she told the BBC that she remains "optimistic in the long run".

In an interview on the BBC's "Newsnight" broadcast, Ginsburg noted that Justice John Paul Stevens was 90 when he retired and said: "So I have a way to go". "I can't imagine what this place would be - I can't imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president", she told the New York Times in 2016.

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.

"I would say that we are not experiencing the best of times", she said.

"I am the beneficiary myself of my father being able to leave the Old World where the conditions were not good to come here and make a living and raise a family", Ginsburg said. In her appearance Thursday said she had no intention of leaving the court anytime soon.