The fabulous Ruth Bader-Ginsburg will be absent from the Supreme Court indefinitely while she recovers from cancer surgery, leaving the Court with eight justices. (I know this is an old story, but I wanted to comment on it.)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.
Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the court, which will hear more cases Tuesday and Wednesday, and again next week.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21. Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on Dec. 25.
There are few people on Earth who despise cancer as much as I do, and I think Bader-Ginsburg should take the time off to recover. That said, when does her prolonged absences become a hindrance to the Court overall?
I realize this is a lifelong position – a rule I think should be changed – but if she cannot physically perform her duties, shouldn’t we be considering other options?
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Darth Bader should have retired a decade ago. But I’m glad she held out for THIS President to appoint her replacement.
TXNick – Word has it Amy Comey Barrett is next in line. I think i just soiled my pantaloons. In a good way.
I saw that toothy mouthpiece and just about had an eyegasm.
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Mike47 – “Toothy mouthpiece.” I am so stealing that.
It’s time for Ginsburg to bow out. Pictures of her scream “Where am I? What is going on?” “Who the hell am I?”
Cathy – The woman falls asleep at SOTU addresses, and reportedly while cases are going on. I get she likes the power and privileges, but if she cannot do the job, she needs to move on.
What cracks me up is the denial on the Left. There were stories floating around about Ruthie doing cardio mere hours after she was slowly, painfully helped from her wheelchair into a waiting vehicle. Oh, yeah, libs! She’s Wonder Woman! Probably immortal to boot!
There should be an 80 year old mandatory retirement age for the court and Congress.
She should have retired a few years ago but didn’t under Obama and now refuses to step down while Trump is calling the shots, so………..Too bad if the court is in a bind. RBG is only thinking of the good of the democratic party at this point. Heaven forbid the court should follow the constitution instead of following their heartstrings.