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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Just Predicted Our Next President With This One Word

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a very clear idea of who she thinks will be the next president of the United States.

While this year's presidential election has been insane, to say the least, RBG is keeping her viewpoint straightforward.

Since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, the Supreme Court has been functioning with just eight justices. President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill Scalia's position, but so far the Republicans in the Senate have refused to hear the nomination, saying that they will wait for the next president to make their decision.

Ginsburg is currently the oldest Supreme Court justice, at 83, and two others are in their late 70s, so it's likely that they will retire from the court soon. That means that the next president will have even more Supreme Court nominations to make.

She spoke about this in an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg said, “with a smile,”

It's likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make.

Ginsburg acknowledged that she is assuming that Hillary Clinton will be America's next president.

When asked what would happen should she be wrong and Donald Trump instead win the presidency, Ginsburg said,

I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.

RBG is just like you. She, too, doesn't want to think about the possibility of Trump actually becoming president.

Ginsburg also spoke about her mic drop of an opinion on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the landmark abortion case the Supreme Court decided last month.

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the full opinion in favor of Whole Woman's Health, opening up abortion access. But Ginsburg added her own little page-long concurrence on the case.

In her writing, Ginsburg called the idea that the Texas law the Supreme Court struck down in the case protected women's health “beyond rational belief.” She blatantly said that the Texas law was clearly designed to stop women from getting abortions rather than help women's health.

Ginsburg told the AP that she wrote that piece because Breyer's opinion was long and she “wanted something pithy” (i.e. short and to the point). She said,

I wrote to say, “Don't try this anymore.”

In other words, Ginsburg wrote her piece in that case as a “screw you” to anti-abortion lawmakers.

After a hell of a Supreme Court season, Ginsburg is relaxing. She is spending her summer resting, traveling to Europe, and seeing as many operas as possible.

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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