Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health is on the decline. On Monday, she missed oral arguments for the first time in 25 years. However, President Donald Trump is acting fast, and “gingerly preparations” are underway.
On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments for the first time in her 25 years on the bench, raising suspicions that perhaps her health has deteriorated to a point where retirement is imminent for the judge. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said that Ginsburg missed Monday’s arguments because she was still recovering from surgery she had in December in order to remove malignant nodules on the lower lobe of her left lung.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City,” the Supreme Court said after Ginsburg’s surgery on December 21. “Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7.”
#RGB#BREAKING: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery today for early stage lung cancer, according to the Supreme Court public information officer.
• The 85-year-old is at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.
• NO traces of disease found after surgery@WUSA9 pic.twitter.com/6PM2z2qzQs
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) December 21, 2018
Ginsburg took a nasty fall in November, breaking several ribs. “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Court last evening,” the Supreme Court public information office said at the time. “She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning. Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
At that time, liberals came out of the woodwork to offer Ginsburg their organs in hopes of keeping her alive as long as possible to stop President Donald Trump from appointing another conservative judge to the Supreme Court.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seriously injured in a Wednesday evening fall in her chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The health of the 85-year-old justice and progressive favorite is much-watched, lest a sudden change of events give President Donald Trump a third appointment to the high court. [Source: The Daily Caller]
After the latest medical scare, many are asking whether Ginsburg will continue to serve on the Supreme Court or finally retire, allowing President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the highest court in the land. And with Ginsburg’s health on the decline, Trump is quietly preparing to do just that, according to sources at the White House.
“Gingerly preparations are underway, not just for Ginsburg but for any SCOTUS retirement,” said a source directly involved in the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Quiet preparations are underway within conservative legal circles and the White House counsel’s office in the event that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires, two sources familiar with the process tell The Daily Caller.
The 85-year-old Ginsburg did not appear for oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Monday, missing the first session in her 25 years on the court for reasons of ill health. Ginsburg is currently recuperating from recent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs, marking her third bout with the disease. [Source: The Daily Caller]
The Supreme Court became a central issue of the 2016 presidential election. Whoever was elected would have the opportunity to appoint at least two — possibly three — new justices to the bench. Conservatives argued that this was perhaps the single most important reason to vote for Trump. If Hillary were given the opportunity, she could turn the highest court in the land decidedly left for the next generation.
Thankfully, that did not happen. President Trump is systematically appointing judges who will uphold the values enshrined in our Constitution, not just to the Supreme Court, but to courts all over the country. Hopefully, he will get to appoint another judge like Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.