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Statement on Justice Ginsburg's Political Comments

Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth released this statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about Donald Trump:

Americans expect their top judicial officials to be unbiased about cases and unmoved about presidential politics, so it is indefensible that Justice Ginsburg chose to speak so openly about the immigration and union suits and the 2016 race.

However, until Ginsburg and her colleagues are required to follow the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, which explicitly forbids federal judges from speaking openly about electoral politics and from which the justices are currently exempt, this type of behavior from the high court may become more common, which would be an inopportune development at a time when the court is as polarized and as polarizing as ever.

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