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Katie Couric admits editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg comments from an interview after she criticized people who kneeled for the National Anthem.

In her new memoir, Going There, Couric writes that she edited Ginsburg's comments about kneelers while working on a story for Yahoo! News in 2016.

The late Supreme Court Justice reportedly said, people who kneel for the national anthem were "stupid and arrogant."

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Ginsburg had also said that kneelers -- like Eric Reid, left, and Kaepernick, right -- showed "contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life"

However, Couric said she removed the comments from her interview because Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was "elderly" and probably didn't understand the question.

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Couric said she wanted to "protect" Ginsburg who was from a different era in America and the issue of racial justice was a "blind spot" for her.

Ginsburg was often criticized for not hiring any Black staffers to work in her office at the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg died of complications related to her long battle with pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020 at age 87.

She was succeeded by former appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was appointed to the SCOTUS by former President Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stopped by the Supreme Court to pay their respects to former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trump and Ginsburg's relationship was tense and she reportedly said he would not complete his first term in office while she was alive.

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Trump and his wife donned cloth face coverings as they stood at the top of the steps flanking Ginsburg's flag-draped coffin, their heads bowed in prayer on Thursday morning.

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But the somber moment was punctuated by booing and jeering from thousands of mourners who lined up to view Ginsburg's casket.

"Honor her wish!" they yelled, in reference to the alleged deathbed statement asking to delay filling her seat until 2021.

"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg allegedly told her grand daughter.

"Vote him out," the crowd chanted. There were also shouts of "Breonna Taylor," in reference to the 29-year-old EMT who was killed when plainclothes officers served a drug warrant at her apartment on March 13.

One officer was charged with shooting into a nearby apartment. But there were no charges directly related to Breonna's death.

The Grand Jury's decision sparked renewed rioting and violence in the streets of Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday. Two Louisville police officers were wounded by gunfire. One man is in custody. The two officers are expected to survive.

Meanwhile, President Trump will announce his Supreme Court pick on Saturday. Topping the list is Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in New Orleans, and a devout Catholic.

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The 48-year-old married mom of two was appointed to the bench by Trump in 2017.

Vice President Mike Pence told ABC News Wednesday that he considers Barrett's strong religious values an asset, rather than a liability.

Trump has the 50 Senate votes he needs to confirm his Supreme Court pick, meaning Ginsburg's seat will be filled before the elections in November.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has died. Ginsberg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her Washington, D.C. home on Friday, surrounded by members of her family. She was 87.

Ginsberg had twice been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and also underwent lung surgery in 2018 to remove cancerous growths.

Ginsberg revealed she was battling cancer again after she was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. in July. She was admitted into a New York City hospital weeks later for a routine non-surgical procedure to correct a bile stent.

She was last seen in public in August when she officiated a friend's outdoor wedding.

Ginsberg was the first female Jewish Justice, and the second of four women to ever sit on the nation's highest court.

She was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and had served since August 10, 1993. Ginsburg became the second of four female justices to be confirmed to the Court after Sandra Day O'Connor, the two others being Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, both of whom are still serving in 2020.

Following O'Connor's retirement in 2006 and until Sotomayor joined the Court in 2009, Ginsberg was the only female justice on the Supreme Court.

During three separate interviews that were conducted in July 2016, Ginsburg criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, telling The New York Times and the Associated Press that she did not want to think about the possibility of a Trump presidency.

She is survived by her daughter, Jane, and her son, James. Her husband of 56 years, Martin, died in 2010.

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