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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
January 7, 2019 at 08:52 PM
Quote :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.
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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