Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an 'aberration'

Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an 'aberration'
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgEqual Rights Amendment will replace equality with enforced sameness SCOTUS 'TRAP law' case and the erosion of abortion rights Trump and Obama equally admired? Eight things popularity polls tell us MORE offered her thoughts Thursday on how historians will view this period of American history.

"An aberration," the 86-year-old justice said when the question was posed to her at an event hosted by Amherst College, the Boston Globe reported.

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The event's moderator, Amherst College President Carolyn Martin, asked several other political questions of Ginsburg, who sidestepped controversial topics like the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE.

Instead, she spoke about broader aspects of political life in America today. 

“The people in this room gives me hope," Ginsburg replied when Martin asked her what she thinks will fix the divisions in the U.S.

Ginsburg also said she believes that the protection of freedom of expression is going well.

When asked about the rising number of extreme political movements in the world, Ginsburg said it's a shifting political landscape.

“If it goes too far to the right, it will swing back,” she said. “I’m hoping to see it swing back in my lifetime.”

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