In a first ever for her, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss arguments on the Supreme Court today. Considering her latest fall and broken ribs that is not surprising. However, what is curious is how much longer she can sit on the High Court and discharge her duties.
That’s not all either that Ginsburg, 85, is going through currently. She is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous nodules undertaken on December 21st and will participate in cases using transcripts from home, according to Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg. Ginsburg was discharged from Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City on December 25th.
If she had any ethics at all, she would step down, but she just can’t stomach President Trump getting to appoint another Supreme Court Justice. Unfortunately for Ginsburg, she may not get to decide that.
Previously, Ginsburg underwent two cancer surgeries in 1999 and 2009, but still managed to participate in the Court sessions. Additionally, Ginsburg has broken her ribs on at least two occasions. According to Ginsburg’s doctors, cancerous growths were discovered during treatment for her fractured ribs, which occurred in a November 7 fall at her office. In 2014, Ginsburg had a stent placed in her right coronary artery. Doctors have found no additional evidence of remaining cancerous growths after the surgery, nor did they detect any additional disease.
Following the justice’s hospitalization, President Donald Trump told reporters that wished her good health.
Ginsburg, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, has dismissed calls to step down during President Barack Obama’s second term, citing a potentially smoother confirmation process with a Democrat-controlled Senate.
Ginsburg, the liberal face of the Supreme Court, signaled her aspirations to remain in her role through 2020 by hiring law clerks for at least two more terms.
JUST IN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss arguments for the first time on the Supreme Court.
-Ginsburg is recovering from a Dec. 21 surgery to remove cancerous nodules
-Ginsburg will take part in cases using transcripts, court says pic.twitter.com/rbfgnmMVJs
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It’s one thing if you are in good health and you are mentally active… it’s another to be 85-years-old, suffering from broken bones and cancer and just holding on out of sheer leftist spite. She wants to hold on until the next leftist president is elected so she can be a hero but that won’t work this time. She screwed up thinking that Clinton would win. This is all politics and very little law.
Ginsburg underwent surgery last month to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung and has since been recuperating at home. She was discharged from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Christmas. The cancerous growths on Ginsburg’s lung were discovered after she underwent testing when she took a tumble in her office and fractured three ribs in November. Ginsburg’s surgeon said last month while the nodules were malignant, there was “no evidence of any remaining disease” following her surgery. Right.
Put in place by Bill Clinton, Ginsburg is an icon of leftists and feminists. Both “On the Basis of Sex,” and a CNN documentary, “RBG,” are being pushed all over television right now. Neither of which I have the least interest in. But I am very interested in seeing when she will step down. Wonder when that announcement will come.