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Trump: Sotomayor, Ginsburg Should 'Recuse Themselves'

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Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor (Cliff Owen/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 February 2020 07:12 AM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themelves from any cases related to his administration because of comments they have made.

Speaking during a press conference in New Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump said, "I just don't know how they cannot recuse themselves for anything Trump or Trump related."

Trump claimed Ginsburg "went wild" during the 2016 campaign with criticism of him. Ginsburg told CNN at the time that Trump had "no consistency about him." She said Trump "says whatever comes to his head at the moment" and called him a "faker." She later apologized for the political comments.

And Trump says Sotomayor made "highly inappropriate" comments in a blistering dissent that was critical of the Trump administration's rush to claim emergencies when asking the Supreme Court to review cases.

The Republican president says there should be a "higher standard" for Supreme Court justices.

Trump tweeted late Monday, "Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump. This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to 'shame' some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a 'faker'. Both should recuse themselves."

Sotomayor, who President Barack Obama nominated in 2009, issued the dissent in the case of Wolf v. Cook County, an Illinois case that dealt with the administration's expansion of "public charge" laws that allow visas to be denied to non-citizens who are deemed likely to need government aid such as food stamps, reports Fox News.

"It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it," Sotomayor said in her dissent. She also wrote that the Trump administration has filed at least 21 stay applications through the Supreme Court against rulings made in the nation's lower courts, "demanding immediate attention and consuming limited Court resources in each."

She has also slammed conservative justices for deferring to Trump.

Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, told Ingraham Monday that the lower-court judges are issuing injunctions at higher numbers than has been seen before, resulting in more cases being brought to the Supreme Court for rulings.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themelves from any cases related to his administration because of comments they have made.
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