"There was a lot to ask me", she observed dryly.
"Some awful things have happened in the United States, but one can only hope that we learn from those bad things", she added, citing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II as an example. The work of Bob Woodward, now an associate editor at The Post, and Carl Bernstein, a former reporter, in exposing the Watergate scandal helped bring about President Richard Nixon's resignation.
The outspoken judge also called up the importance of the US Constitution, saying "For the most part, those are our ideals, our treasured First Amendment and the notion that in our nation, we are many and yet we are one", she said, giving a hat-tip to freedom of the press.
"I've worked with him and I think he's very easy to get along with", she said during an appearance at George Washington University. "When I can't, that will be the time I will step down". Ginsburg had told the BBC earlier that despite the current administration's shifts in policy that don't live up to her idea of American values (like the Muslim ban, a policy she didn't mention by name), she believes they aren't permanent.
Ginsburg pointed out that she declined to answer questions only about cases that were either pending or "likely to come before the court", and that she testified at length about the extensive paper trail left by her law review articles and 13-years-worth of opinions on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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"I've never seen such a demonstration, both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd", Ginsburg said, according to CBS News. "I would say we are not experiencing the best of times".
Of course the day before-the day of the Inauguration-there was violence leveled against Trump supporters. While at times in its history, America has been a less open society - Ginsburg referenced the. She mentioned US internment camps of Japanese Americans during World War II.
So why is there reason for hope? It is the pendulum. When the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back.
Again, without noting the irony, Ginsburg misses the obvious point that President Trump's election is a ideal example of the pendulum swinging back from the extremist policies of his pro-abortion predecessor, Barack Obama.