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Ginsburg: Maybe I Shouldn't Have Called Kaepernick Dumb After All

The Supreme Court justice says she didn't know the context of the NFL protests when she called them "dumb and disrespectful."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most respected liberal judicial voices in the country. But as a political pundit, she's 0 for 2.

The venerable Supreme Court justice is walking back some harsh comments she's made about the recent national anthem protest in the NFL.

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Ginsburg told Yahoo's Katie Couric, "Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it's dumb and disrespectful."

Ginsburg now says she wasn't aware of the protest's context and shouldn't have commented.

Ginsburg also had to retreat from controversial comments a few months ago, after she gave a series of interviews slamming Donald Trump as a "faker."

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