Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg predicted a Democrat would win the 2016 presidential election in an interview with the Washington Post.
“I think it’s going to be another Democratic president [after Obama]," Ginsburg told the Washington Post. “The Democrats do fine in presidential elections; their problem is they can’t get out the vote in the midterm elections.”
The interview also explored Ginsburg's relationship with fellow Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Though the two often disagree, Scalia praised Ginsburg for her work and called her "fearless."
“If you can’t disagree ardently with your colleagues about some issues of law and yet personally still be friends, get another job, for Pete’s sake,” Scalia said.
“When you write a piece for law review, or a book in academia, you always circulate it to your colleagues before it’s in final form, and if they are good colleagues, they read it and make suggestions,” Scalia said. “Ruth and I used to do that with each other’s opinions and welcomed -- welcomed -- the assistance.”
Ginsburg echoed that sentiment, citing the time Scalia gave her an advance copy of his dissent to the 1996 ruling that Virginia Military Institute must admit women.
“It ruined my weekend, but it made my opinion so much better,” Ginsburg said.
Read Ginsburg's full interview with the Washington Post here.