Ginsburg regrets “ill-advised” criticism of Trump

FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in Washington. Ginsburg says the Supreme Court shut down tactics used by opponents of abortion and affirmative action in higher education in two major cases the justices decided at the end of their term. Ginsburg says in an interview with The Associated Press that she doesn’t soon expect to see any more of those cases. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she regrets her “ill-advised” public criticism of Donald Trump.

Ginsburg says in a statement issued by the court on Thursday that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. She promises to be more circumspect in the future.

Ginsburg told The Associated Press last week that she did not want to think about the prospect of Trump winning the presidency. She escalated her criticism in subsequent media interviews.

She herself came under attack for her comments in recent days, leading to Thursday’s statement.

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