Having only eight justices right now on the Supreme Court is "not good enough," and important cases aren't being given the hearings they deserve, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday.

There are several major cases facing the judicial branch right now, the 83-year-old justice said before a gathering of lawyers in New Mexico, adding that having a deadlocked court is a disservice to all.

"When we are evenly divided, it is equivalent to denying review," she said, according to the Associated Press. "There were important issues in these four cases that we were unable to decide, and they will come back again, and one of them was the president's immigration policy."

The ninth seat on the court was vacated in February with the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Ginsburg, who was appointed to the court in 1993 by Bill Clinton, raised eyebrows earlier this year when she waded into partisan political commentary and denounced GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Ginsburg revealed in a Times interview in July she is no fan of Trump and claimed it would be disastrous for the United States should the billionaire businessman win the White House.

"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."

She said later in a separate interview that Trump "is a faker."

The casino mogul shot back and characterized her remarks as "highly inappropriate."

Ginsburg apologized later for her remarks and said they were "ill-advised."

"Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect," she said in a statement.

Congress does not look like it's any closer to coming to an agreement with the White House over a new Supreme Court nominee.

"The Supreme Court deadlocked on a decision in March that threatened the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from workers who don't want to join unions or pay for collective bargaining activities, in a victory for organized labor," the AP reported.

"In June, a 4-4 tie among justices effectively ended a federal program that would have shielded millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation to work legally in the U.S.," it added.