Trump wants Justice Ginsburg kicked off the bench for this reason

Even casual Supreme Court fans won't be surprised to learn that reliably liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not a fan of GOP presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP.

Justice Ginsburg presented her comments in a previously scheduled interview with CNN after being asked about her comments to The Associated Press and The New York Times stating that she "can't imagine what this country would look like with Donald Trump as president".

During the interview, published Tuesday, she called the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a "faker" and said that he lacks "consistency".

"Her comments ... call into question her ability to adjudicate any case involving the Trump administration [if there is one]", says Josh Blackman, a professor at the South Texas College of Law.

The New York Times, too, chimed in with its own editorial Tuesday titled "Donald Trump is Right about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg", declaring that Ginsburg "needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling". "I don't think anyone has ever seen that before", Trump said. But they do agree she didn't violate the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges because it doesn't bind Supreme Court justices.

But in interviews last week, Ginsburg made clear her distaste for Trump.

Mr Trump, who has called Ms Ginsburg's comments inappropriate, stepped up his criticism on Wednesday in a Twitter post.

"That shows bias to me", he said during a CNN town hall.

The next president is likely to have other opportunities to shape the court as aging justices retire or die.

Ginsburg was not immediately available for comment on Trump's remarks and the Times editorial. "For her to have done that is an absolute disgrace to the Supreme Court".

"It's highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly..." Ginsburg's critics say she crossed a line. Anyone with a working knowledge of (The Good Wife should know this.) Also, if he did become president, there could be a very good case to replace her.

She added, "How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? If a lower-court judge had said those things, they would be subject to disciplinary proceeding".

This followed Ginsburg's declaration that "he is a faker".

Trump, a NY billionaire, is expected to receive the Republican Party's presidential nomination during the GOP's national convention next week.

For Ginsburg and many others, the primary issue is that Trump's rhetoric and positions challenge core American constitutional values.

If I win the Presidency, we will swamp Justice Ginsburg with real judges and real legal opinions! "For the court, it would be - I don't even want to contemplate that".

Justices obviously have political opinions that impact their views.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said he found Ginsburg's remarks "very peculiar".