Super Dave wrote:
Innocence is presumed, so no, a person that compliments an innocent person should not be treated the same as someone who insults an innocent person.
So, I guess you presume Hillary Clinton is an innocent person...?
As I recall Ginsburg did not accuse Trump of a crime, from:https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/index.html
"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."
Ginsburg's comments came in a previously scheduled interview related to my research for a book on Chief Justice John Roberts. I took a detour to raise the reverberations from her criticism of Trump to The Associated Press and The New York Times in recent interviews. "I can't imagine what this place would be -- I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," she had said in the Times interview published Monday.
Here is an article that criticized her frankness:https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/opinions/ruth-bader-ginsburg-trump-toobin/index.html
It ends with:
"...Ginsburg's statements have set a precedent that the court as an institution will want to avoid.
Imagine if all nine justices announced their presidential preferences in the advance of each election. Imagine further that they took sides in primary battles, too. It's folly to pretend that judges and justices have no political views, or that their legal views are entirely separate from their judicial philosophies. But there is value in at least formal neutrality in these most partisan battles. Any smart lawyer -- or smart citizen -- can see that. So, in short order, will Ginsburg."
I once said to a lawyer, "Isn't our legal system supposed to bring justice?"
The lawyer replied, "Our legal system is not intended to bring justice, but only an end to conflict."