Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Friday questioned whether Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse herself from any future action regarding the North Carolina voter ID case that a federal appeals court struck down because it was discriminatory.
"Given her comments attacking Donald Trump, there's a real question about whether Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse herself from the North Carolina voter ID case," Fitton said.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Va., ruled that the law discriminated against African Americans
Under the law, voters would have been required to show photo identification when casting their ballots in the November election.
Other restrictions were also blocked by the court, including those that scaled back early voting, that prevented residents from registering and voting on the same day, and that eliminated voters' ability to cast ballots outside their assigned precincts.
Ginsburg, 83, came under fire earlier this month for slamming Republican presidential nominee
in interviews with The New York Times and The Associated Press.
She told the Times
that "now it's time for us to move to New Zealand" if Trump wins in November — and told CNN that Trump was a "faker" who "really has an ego."
The liberal justice, long known for her candor, later apologized
for her "ill-advised" public criticism of Trump.
Many legal scholars questioned the wisdom of Ginsburg's comments, with Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz telling Newsmax TV
that "I think she was wrong in expressing those views.
"The unwritten law is that justices don't express their views," he told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner.
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