Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought Thursday to step back from the controversy over her disparaging remarks about Donald Trump, saying she should not have commented on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and that she regrets her statements.
In three separate interviews with news organizations since last week, Ginsburg criticized Trump, calling him a “faker” and saying she feared for the country and the Supreme Court if he were elected.

Those comments brought criticism and questions over ethics even from usual allies, who said Supreme Court justices should not insert themselves into the elections. The judicial ethics code that binds lower-court judges — but not Supreme Court justices — forbids judges from endorsing or speaking about candidates.

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