Fake News: Ruth Ginsburg DID NOT Resign And She Is NOT Moving To New Zealand

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

Fake news website Daily Info Box posted an article titled "BREAKING: Ruth Ginsburg RESIGNED, and she is moving to New Zealand!'".

The article is basically a cut and paste job of some earlier article peddling the same hoax based on some comments Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg made in July 2016 in a New York Times interview when discussing the possibility of a Trump presidency:

"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 said. "For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be -- I don't even want to contemplate that."

It reminded her of something her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, a prominent tax lawyer who died in 2010, would have said.

"'Now it's time for us to move to New Zealand,'" Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully.

However Ginsburg has not submitted her resignation and no official announcements have been made at the US Supreme Court website or on the SCOTUS blog suggesting the Justice is moving.

That didn't stop many people from sharing the hoax article anyway as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article shows.

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