Leave it to TMZ to get a video of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Reagan Airport.
Ginsburg had security around her and was wearing a scarf around her hair.
One security guard was leading her through the airport as the TMZ reporter shouted questions at her.
Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court today for oral arguments after flying into Reagan airport on Monday.
The activist judge (see below) has reportedly been recovering from surgery in December and hasn’t been seen until recently.
Ginsburg has been an activist judge on the Supreme Court and is determined to stay on the court to the end. Some of her biased comments are below:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian TV station in 2012 that she would not recommend using the U.S. Constitution as a model for writing a modern-day constitution
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian TV station in 2012 that she would not recommend using the U.S. Constitution as a model for writing a modern-day constitution. pic.twitter.com/QxSIMoIMDA
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 9, 2018
“WELL, SOME THINGS I LIKE TO CHANGE, ONE IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE” – RBG
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got the crowd worked up when during a speech at Stanford University she said she’d support the abolition of the Electoral College. She was asked which constitutional provisions should “evolve with the society”:
“Well, some things I would like to change, one is the electoral college,” she said, to rapturous applause. “But that would require a constitutional amendment. Amending our constitution is powerfully hard to do, as I know from the struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment, which fell three state shy [of passage].
So much for the SCOTUS being apolitical…Check out her comments on equality for women. It’s like she’s time traveled back to the ’50s. What is the deal with these women that think we’re still in the dark ages!
The remark is at the 1:37 mark:
GINSBURG EXPRESSES “HOPE” IN ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg didn’t conceal her disgust in the current political climate with Donald Trump as our President. She was quick however to say how the anti-Trump protesters (without actually naming them) give her “hope”. Many believed that she was considering retirement after she was caught sleeping during President Obama’s SOTU speech 2 years ago. She later blamed her “snooze-fest” on wine that she consumed before the address:
Speaking to BBC Newsnight in a rare interview, Justice Ginsburg reiterated the importance of the free press.
“I read the Washington Post and the New York Times every day, and I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the way things are,” she said.
Justice Ginsburg was nominated by Bill Clinton and is regarded as a liberal.
Justice Ginsburg was careful to avoid commenting directly on Donald Trump’s presidency.
Before the election, in July 2016, Justice Ginsburg criticised Donald Trump – calling him “a faker”. She later said she regretted making the comments.
“Think of what the press has done in the United States,” she said citing the Watergate scandal. “That story might never have come out if we didn’t have the free press that we do.”
Asked about the rise of the so-called “post-truth world”, Justice Ginsburg said: “I am optimistic in the long run. A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle. It is the pendulum.
“And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back.
“Some terrible things have happened in the United States but one can only hope that we learn from those bad things.”
Justice Ginsburg said she was encouraged by the Women’s March, which saw millions in the US and around the world take part in anti-Trump protests.
“I’ve never seen such a demonstration – both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd. There was no violence, it was orderly. So yes, we are not experiencing the best times but there is reason toa hope that we will see a better day.”
Justice Ginsburg has been on the Supreme Court since 1993 and – at 83 years-old – is the oldest serving member.
Asked how much longer she would stay in post, she said: “At my age, you have to take it year by year. I know I’m OK. What will be next year?”
She added: “I’m hopeful, however, because my most senior colleague the one who most recently retired, Justice John Paul Stevens, stepped down at age 90. So I have a way to go.” – BBC
New York Times 2005: “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court embraced the practice of consulting foreign legal decisions…rejecting the argument from conservatives that United States law should not take international thinking into account.”