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The Post vs. Ginsburg


In an editorial today, the Washington Post rightly clucks its tongue at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for that speech of hers in South Africa that has occasioned some commentary in these columns. The Post is more or less agnostic on the debate over the use of foreign law in American courts, seeing merit on both sides. But the editors come down squarely against Ginsburg for her “unfair insinuations” that her opponents in this debate have incited calls for her (and Justice O’Connor’s) assassination. It’s good to see Ginsburg upbraided by folks who ordinarily admire her. Maybe she’ll take heed and moderate her rhetoric in future.


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