They don’t call Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader the “Notorious RBG” for nothing. Ginsburg, in an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric, did not mince words when weighing in on several hot topics in the news, including the protests of the national anthem by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players that have followed his lead. With more and more football players across the country refusing to stand for the national anthem before games, Justice Ginsburg called the protest “dumb and disrespectful.”
Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do.Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice
Ginsburg is no stranger to controversy. This summer, she walked back comments she had made calling Donald Trump a “faker” and criticizing his ego. Trump, in turn, had tweeted out that Ginsburg should resign because “her mind is shot.” When asked about one of Trump’s signature proposals — banning Muslims from entering the country, Ginsburg declined to answer.
The question you ask is a question that could come before this court. I can’t answer a hypothetical question when it may turn into a real question. I can’t preview my decision.Ruth Bader Ginsburg