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Ginsburg: Maybe I Shouldn't Have Called Kaepernick Dumb After All

The Supreme Court justice says she didn't know the context of the NFL protests when she called them "dumb and disrespectful."
Posted at 8:50 PM, Oct 14, 2016

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most respected liberal judicial voices in the country. But as a political pundit, she's 0 for 2.

The venerable Supreme Court justice is walking back some harsh comments she's made about the recent national anthem protest in the NFL.

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Ginsburg told Yahoo's Katie Couric, "Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it's dumb and disrespectful."

Ginsburg now says she wasn't aware of the protest's context and shouldn't have commented.

Ginsburg also had to retreat from controversial comments a few months ago, after she gave a series of interviews slamming Donald Trump as a "faker."