Ginsburg: Trump gets at least one Supreme Court appointment

"Eight is not a good number," she said. "President Trump will fill the vacancy."

November 15, 2016 05:47
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump gets at least one Supreme Court appointment after he takes the oath of office, one of its justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said on Monday.

Speaking to the Jewish Federations of North America's annual General Assembly in Washington, Ginsburg noted that some presidents have gone through their entire terms without having to fill any vacancies. Trump enters office with one, however, since the Senate demurred from holding a vote on US President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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"Eight is not a good number," she said. "President Trump will fill the vacancy."

Speaking to the Jewish gathering, Ginsburg, 83, said she brings her Jewish background to the Court by engaging in argument. The on-stage interview only briefly touched on Tuesday's election results.

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