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Clinton, Ginsburg are lawbreakers

Canon 5 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges states that a judge should not "publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office." No impartial person could conclude otherwise than that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent public castigation of Donald Trump was a flagrant violation of this canon ("Ginbsburg v. Trump," July 13). Yet as far as I know, the canon will not be enforced against Justice Ginsburg.

Title 18, Section 1924 of the U.S. Code makes criminal the knowing removal or housing of classified information at an unauthorized location. Many of us believe Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. Secretary of State and likely next president of the United States, violated this section. At a minimum, she was arrogantly insensitive to her obligations. Yet she will not be charged ("Another Clinton 'conspiracy' debunked," July 5).

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The rule of law, so critical to a functioning democracy, is hard to build up but easy to tear down. Ms. Ginsburg and Ms. Clinton, who should be at the forefront of building it up, are doing a great job of tearing it down. By their examples, they tell us that laws apply only to ordinary citizens but not to the high and mighty.

Glen Allen, Baltimore

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