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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21,880 January 7, 2019 at 08:52 PM
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday will miss oral arguments for the first time as the 85-year-old recovers from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her left lung.
https://www.breitbart.com/politic...ime-court/

She's never missed an argument in her entire SCOTUS career, which is admirable, but if she's no longer able to execute her duties as a Justice, doesn't she have an obligation to step down? And if she won't, should impeachment be put on the table?

SCOTUS has a very full plate and we need Justices that can keep up the pace. There's too much at stake right now and she has a tremendous number of health issues that she is having to focus on (and rightly so).

EDIT: While I clarified my OP in subsequent posts below, the OP itself is still causing confusion because it's not clear. My apologies for that. Of course she should not be forced to resign for missing one day, or even a few weeks. I'm thinking there needs to be a timeframe though. How about if she misses a full month? Or three? What if it becomes clear she will not be able to return to work but refuses to resign? I don't think, as some have suggested here, this can or should be left with an indefinite timeframe. This is not like a person on maternity leave where someone else can simply cover for them while they are away from the office.

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I fully agree with you, but unfortunately not much chance of that happening with the current House...
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I'm not certain she's even still alive. Maybe she is, but maybe she's in a cooler somewhere for when the evil powers in the shadows need a distraction. I do, however, like the odds that Trump will get a third appointment.
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https://www.breitbart.com/politic...ime-court/

She's never missed an argument in her entire SCOTUS career, which is admirable, but if she's no longer able to execute her duties as a Justice, doesn't she have an obligation to step down? And if she won't, should impeachment be put on the table?

SCOTUS has a very full plate and we need Justices that can keep up the pace. There's too much at stake right now and she has a tremendous number of health issues that she is having to focus on (and rightly so).
I disagree. You said so yourself. She's never missed an argument in her entire SCOTUS career. Unfortunately, she's only human. She deserves the time off to recover.
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I'm not certain she's even still alive. Maybe she is, but maybe she's in a cooler somewhere for when the evil powers in the shadows need a distraction. I do, however, like the odds that Trump will get a third appointment.
Not at all to wish her an early demise, but it's looking like the odds are increasing that there will be another appointment to be made.

I think she should do what is best for the country and step down.
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As long as she has her mental faculties, she is entitled to remain with the court.
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As long as she has her mental faculties, she is entitled to remain with the court.
I'm not sure if she ever had those.
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SCOTUS has run missing a judge before, so this shouldn't be much different. I don't know what they are hearing, but...wouldn't we know if it was something groundbreaking?

I hope things go well for her surgery and recovery.

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I think she should do what is best for the country and step down.
I'm fairly positive her idea of best for the country isn't the same as yours. I'd wager she is trying to hold on, because she believes that is what's best for the country.
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I think she should do what is best for the country and step down.
I don't think she has the best interest of the country at heart. I'm not even sure she has the best interest of her party at heart. She could have resigned during Obama's first term when he had enough homies in the Senate to appoint another unborn baby hating eugenicist.
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Sorry to say, but at 85, things can go south fast.

Trump should be ready with a conservative woman. Or a Pence-like guy.
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I disagree. You said so yourself. She's never missed an argument in her entire SCOTUS career. Unfortunately, she's only human. She deserves the time off to recover.
Agreed. It's too soon.

I do believe that she should have retired already, however.
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With missing oral arguments for the first time in her SCOTUS career, does that mean she's never even called in sick? What a machine.
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With missing oral arguments for the first time in her SCOTUS career, does that mean she's never even called in sick? What a machine.

Yes, a true fighter. I wonder if we will be getting the bad news very soon.
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I'm not certain she's even still alive. Maybe she is, but maybe she's in a cooler somewhere for when the evil powers in the shadows need a distraction. I do, however, like the odds that Trump will get a third appointment.
Agree. Like during the POTUS national address tonight.

She should of never got past the confirmation vote for the SC.

http://humanevents.com/2005/08/23...-ginsburg/
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If RBG retires, in May 2019, per se, she'll be smack dab in the Presidental Election cycle. In the Spring, a whole year prior the 2016 election, Scalia died. McConnell claimed, "no vote should happen because the American People deserve to be heard/pick the POTUS in 2016."

So, no Scotus will be picked until after the 2020 vote, according to recent proceedings. I'll refresh my memory or knowledge, with more research, later today.
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