Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US 'not experiencing the best of times'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US 'not experiencing the best of times'

But she said, "We are not experiencing the best times".

The liberal U.S. Supreme Court justice, who past year called then-candidate Trump a "faker", hailed the country as one made great by immigration, diversity and free speech, and suggested the U.S. was losing sight of some of its core values. "That story might never have come out if we didn't have the free press that we do".

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".

When asked why she was so passionate about the free press, Ginsburg responded: "I read The Washington Post and The New York Times every day". That was a time when "anyone who wasn't born and bred in the U.S. was considered an outcast", she said.

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. After all (hint, hint), she reminded her interviewers, their coverage of the Watergate scandal led to the resignation of President Nixon.




In July, she criticized Trump in three separate media interviews.

But bad-mouthing the very country where she occupies one of the highest constitutional appointments in the land is of course nothing new for Justice Ginsburg. "I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the way things are". "What will be next year?" she said.

She also signaled, without much attempt at evasion, that she is no fan of the Trump administration.

Some Senate Democrats have floated the idea of blocking Gorsuch's confirmation, after Republican members of the Senate refused to give former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaGinsburg: Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is "very easy to get along with" Ivanka, Kushner pushed to strike climate deal criticism from executive order: report Pence: Democrats" Obamacare promises were "fake news' MORE's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a hearing past year. "For the court, it could be - I don't even want to contemplate that". He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. Here's a quick rundown of what the two have said.

What other non "best of times" did Justice Ginsburg cite?

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tips, reward increase since suspect audio released in Delphi double homicide
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:50
Police in IN have released an image of a man seen walking by the trail, who they believe is the main suspect in the case. Liberty and Abigail's bodies were found on the edge of a creek in Delphi, Indiana, after disappearing last Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Could Mr. T break the Chicago curse on 'Dancing with the Stars?'
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:43
Girl power: Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui , Dinah Jane , Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke , seen at an event in LA on February 12. The full list of stars competing for the DWTS mirrorball trophy will be revealed on Good Morning America on March 1.

The owner of Burger King is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:41
No further statement was issued by Restaurant Brands International (TSE:QSR). Shares of Popeyes fell slightly in after-hours trading to $78.85.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Royal Bank of Scotland annual losses balloon to £7bn
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:41
The bank's return on tangible equity (RoTE) for the year was negative 17.9%, worsened from a negative 4.7% return in 2015. Restructuring costs a year ago amounted to 2.1 billion pounds, RBS reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fatal drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999, CDC finds
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:41
The majority of the deaths are attributed to opioids - heroin and prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin. The highest rates of drug overdose deaths occurred in West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

Conte willing to risk sack to lead Chelsea to Premier League glory
Feb 25, 2017 - 00:39
But it was under Clement, who was serving as Carlo Ancelotti's No.2 back in 2010, that the 22-year-old was named in his first match day squad.

Winter Storm Warning issued
Feb 24, 2017 - 00:58
Heavy snow totals are expected as far east as Wisconsin by Friday night with eventual snow totals more than a foot in spots. Falling snow mixed with 25 to 35 miles per hour winds Friday will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taoiseach 'intends to represent Ireland' at Brexit negotiations
Feb 24, 2017 - 00:57
Juncker told reporters he wants to make sure that Brexit does not rattle the 19-year-old peace agreement. "We want that language inserted into the negotiated outcome".

Angelina Jolie storms back after divorcing Brad Pitt
Feb 24, 2017 - 00:55
Along with these mega movies, Jolie is also mulling starring in The Bride of Frankenstein reboot and Sony's Shoot Like a Girl . Last month (Jan17), Angelina insisted he went above and beyond to help his mother ideal the picture.

Norwegian Air Is Offering New US- Europe Ticket Fares $65 Each Way
Feb 24, 2017 - 00:54
According to USA Today , "overseas taxes can add the equivalent of up to $200 on Norwegian's US -bound flights". In total, Norwegian will launch 10 new routes with 38 new weekly transatlantic flights this summer.

US Treasury's Mnuchin dials back Trump economic promises
Feb 24, 2017 - 00:54
The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was down over 2 basis points at 2.392 percent after hitting a two-week low. To view the full article, register now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lakers name Magic Johnson president of basketball operations
Feb 23, 2017 - 01:02
The son of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss , Jim will maintain his ownership stake but will no longer have a say in player personnel. Johnson had previously held numerous titles with Los Angeles, which includes being named honorary vice president last June.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn structures as deadline looms
Feb 23, 2017 - 01:00
At least one person was injured Wednesday after protesters set fire to a handful of wooden structures at the makeshift campsite. Protesters said not only did they deliver a strong message to the world - but they also made some good friends in the process.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump sends top diplomats to Mexico with border tensions growing
Feb 23, 2017 - 00:59
The two countries plus Canada have their economies intertwined as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But it remains to be seen how much of a tempering influence Kelly has on the president.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)
Feb 23, 2017 - 00:59
The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 1.37% and positively from its 50 days moving average 4.10%. Barometer Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 35.1% in the fourth quarter.