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So it turns out even Donald Trump has a limit — and the top conservative Supreme Court justice has crossed it.

During oral arguments last week at the Supreme Court in a key affirmative-action case, Scalia pondered whether African-American students might be better off at “lesser schools” that weren’t “too fast for them” — and furthermore, that those lesser schools would in turn benefit from taking the “really competent blacks” away from the more elite institutions.

Watch this Sunday interview of Trump, in which the Republican frontrunner — who has certainly said his own share of vitriolic remarks about minority groups — talked about how uncomfortable Scalia’s comments made him.

“I thought it was very tough to the African-American community, actually,” Trump said with all earnestness.

“No, I don’t like what he said. I heard him, I was like, ‘Let me read it again’ because I actually saw it in print, and I’m going — I read a lot of stuff — and I’m going, ‘Whoa!'”

Video via State of the Union/CNN.

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."