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Martin Ginsburg, justice's husband, dies
Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2010

Posted on 06/27/2010 1:02:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Martin Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a prominent lawyer in his own right, has died. He was 78.

The Supreme Court says in a statement that Ginsburg died at home Sunday from complications of metastatic cancer.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baderginsburg; ginsburg; lawyers; martinginsburg; obituary; scotus

1 posted on 06/27/2010 1:02:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers for the Ginsburg Family.

And this may be a strong indication that Justice Ginsburg will soon retire thus granting Obama his third nominee for the SCOTUS.


2 posted on 06/27/2010 1:04:46 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Every day I hate those who voted this hideous Obama in more and more!!!!


3 posted on 06/27/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Obama did hit the Presidential SCOTUS Vacancy Lottery with three or four appointments.


4 posted on 06/27/2010 1:08:49 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IIRC Martin and Scalia were good buds


5 posted on 06/27/2010 1:09:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Me too.


6 posted on 06/27/2010 1:09:15 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Condolences.


7 posted on 06/27/2010 1:09:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: trumandogz

“And this may be a strong indication that Justice Ginsburg will soon retire thus granting Obama his third nominee for the SCOTUS.”

If she didn’t retire to care for her ailing husband, she won’t do it now.


8 posted on 06/27/2010 1:11:54 PM PDT by devere
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers Up!


9 posted on 06/27/2010 1:15:03 PM PDT by Dacula (Every good father has a plan for his family.)
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To: devere
"If she didn’t retire to care for her ailing husband, she won’t do it now."

First, prayers and condolences to the Ginsburg family.

Second, I agree. Justice Ginsburg has always struck me as a person who would serve until either her death, or until a point in time she just wasn't physically capable of working anymore.

My only caveat would be that if it's clear Obama won't win another term, she might call it a day at the end of the 2011/2012 session.

10 posted on 06/27/2010 1:18:13 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: devere

Yup — there was speculation she was on the verge of retiring because of her husband’s illness.


11 posted on 06/27/2010 1:21:20 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP and prayers for the family.


12 posted on 06/27/2010 1:22:01 PM PDT by Amityschild (Stop Spending!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Never thought I’d be hoping she continues to stay in her seat. Maybe she will find she needs her work more than retiring to an empty home.


13 posted on 06/27/2010 1:27:43 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: trumandogz

If she didn’t retire while her husband was ILL with cancer, I cannot imagine her retiring now that she has time on her hands.


14 posted on 06/27/2010 1:40:34 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Lord have mercy on the gulf....and this country!)
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To: AppyPappy

The Scalias and Ginsburgs have been close personal friends for decades (they spend holidays together and vacation together), obviously they can all separate their political beliefs from their personal lives.


15 posted on 06/27/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tough way to go. RIP.


16 posted on 06/27/2010 1:45:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trumandogz

“Obama did hit the Presidential SCOTUS Vacancy Lottery with three or four appointments.”

He hit the lottery three times in row.

First) 3 -4 appointments
Second) Dem house and senate
Third) RINOs that will “reach across the isle” and confirm every one of his damned appointments.

If this were a repub president, and the dems had the minority, they’d filibuster every one of em, ask them hard questions, and stall for 2 years.

Pathetic, we need to play the same game.

I’m not sure who I despise more, the dems, or the RINOs that make deals and roll over.


17 posted on 06/27/2010 1:55:07 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: trumandogz

http://spectator.org/blog/2010/05/28/ruth-bader-ginsberg-to-retire


18 posted on 06/27/2010 1:59:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Oceander; neverdem; justiceseeker93

RIP


19 posted on 06/27/2010 1:59:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: trumandogz
Obama did hit the Presidential SCOTUS Vacancy Lottery with three or four appointments.

Ginsburg has said that she wants to remain - but if the tea leaves say that Obama is going to lose in 2012, she might just skeedaddle before his first term is up. This would pave the way for the third justice - and preserve the 4-4-1 split on the Court.

But, if she doesn't do it before November 2010, Obama prolly WON'T get the kind of leftist nominee that he likes confirmed. That is because the constitution of the Senate is going to be radically altered. Therefore, it would probably a centrist liberal ...

20 posted on 06/27/2010 2:00:44 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


21 posted on 06/27/2010 2:06:28 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IIRC when I have seen Ginsburg interviewed she mentioned that her husband Martin was often the cook for Supreme Court family get togethers.


22 posted on 06/27/2010 2:15:01 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Lmo56
...it would probably be centrist liberal...

That species is possibly extinct by now. How would you define it?

23 posted on 06/27/2010 2:28:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayeres for comfort and strength for the family in their loss. No one should have to suffer this terrible and torturous disease, and no family should have to watch their loved one go through it.


24 posted on 06/27/2010 2:53:09 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: devere
If she didn’t retire to care for her ailing husband, she won’t do it now.

That makes sense to me also!

25 posted on 06/27/2010 4:08:51 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wouldn’t wish loss on any family. I hope she finds comfort in her time of loss.


26 posted on 06/27/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

bttt


27 posted on 06/27/2010 4:51:11 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Condolences to Justice Ginsburg and family.

She and her husband celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last week. I’m glad they were able to celebrate that together.


28 posted on 06/27/2010 4:51:31 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Condolences to Justice Ginsburg and her family.


29 posted on 06/27/2010 5:18:26 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: trumandogz

The possibility of which was pointed out over and over again to the “I can’t possibly vote for McCain” crowd.

Sign.


30 posted on 06/27/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: fightinJAG

Can you imnagine if McCain had been able to replace Souter and Stevens. He’d have been the most consequential GOP President ever. Conservatives would be singing his praises on a daily basis. Although, who knows, Reagan only went 1 for 3. We all love Reagan, but he totally failed with O’Connor and Kennedy. If he got even one of the two right Roe would be long gone as would a whole host of other decisions.

It’s really amazing. From 1975-1990 5 of the Justices in the Roe majority retired. All 5 were replaced by GOP Presidents. Only only 1 of the 5 replacements voted to reverse Roe. 4 of the 5 upheld it. Both Reagan and Bush41 ran on explicit anti-Roe and anti-abortion platforms. They got to replace 4 pro-Roe justices and only 1 of them(Scalia)ended up being anti-Roe. Probably the biggest failure of the Reagan era.

As for Ginsburg, I have to think she retires next year. I can’t imagine her wanting to chance Obama’s reelection in 2012. I’m surprised she stuck on past this year. The Senate will look much different and Obama will have much more difficulty getting another liberal confirmed. The GOP may even take control and Ginsburg retiring would probably move the Court to the right, if anything.


31 posted on 06/27/2010 5:37:24 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God bless.

Horrible - they have each gone through cancer together? I hadn’t heard that. Terrible thing.


32 posted on 06/27/2010 7:56:45 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: trumandogz

And I thought Bush had it good.


33 posted on 06/27/2010 7:57:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
idiocy-obama
34 posted on 06/27/2010 7:59:56 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: jeltz25
Can you imnagine if McCain had been able to replace Souter and Stevens. He’d have been the most consequential GOP President ever.

Not with the current composition of the Senate - McCain woulda been lucky to get 2 more "Kennedys" ...

35 posted on 06/27/2010 8:39:03 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


36 posted on 06/27/2010 8:53:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers up.

As an aside, what kind of man would marry a woman who would advocate lowering the age of consent for sexual activity to twelve years old?


37 posted on 06/27/2010 8:56:59 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: devere; trumandogz
“And this may be a strong indication that Justice Ginsburg will soon retire thus granting Obama his third nominee for the SCOTUS.”

You can't go much further left than Ginsburg. This won't upset the balance of the court in the short term.

Let me know if Obama appoints a 12 year old "Doogie Houser." That would have some serious long term effects.

38 posted on 06/27/2010 8:59:36 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Grizzled Bear

“As an aside, what kind of man would marry a woman who would advocate lowering the age of consent for sexual activity to twelve years old?”

A religious man? 12 (13 for men) is the age specified in the Old Testament. Of course times have changed, and many people who say they believe in the Bible, really aren’t serious.


39 posted on 06/27/2010 9:32:27 PM PDT by devere
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To: devere

Well, God has no problem with persons of this age being considered adults for the purposes of marriage. Note well that this is for the purposes of marriage, this is not for the purposes of playing around outside the matrimonial bond, which was sternly punished no matter how old you were.


40 posted on 06/27/2010 9:36:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jeltz25

I agree. Basically, I think it’s always better to take your chances on the nominees of a Republican president than, in this day and age of the Dems being the Party of Death, and, now, more broadly Progressive.

Something else has changed since Reagan’s nominations. The internet was created! (Thanks, Algore!) Previously, We the People could watch some of the hearings on TV if we were so inclined, and maybe send a snailmail letter to our Senators, but there really wasn’t even close to the amount of access to information about nominees — or to the opportunity we have to provide real-time, instant feedback to our elected officials — that we have now because of the internet and, related, the information platform of talk radio.

This is how and why conservatives were able to derail the Miers’ nomination. We really could not have raised that much hell, that effectively, prior to widespread use of the internet for political discourse. Nor would we have known nearly so much about Harriet without the internet and talk radio — basically, we’d only have known what the MSM deigned to tell us.

In my view, this greatly increases the chance that a Republican president will be more accountable and careful in his nominations. Millions will be vetting those nominees for themselves and the pushback can be fierce and instant.

Moreover, and very importantly, this relatively new interactive process between the president and his base on nominations also WORKS TO PROVIDE THE PRESIDENT EFFECTIVE POLITICAL COVER.

Bush never could have nominated John Roberts out of the gate — we didn’t have his back then, because we weren’t paying attention. Once the grassroots got worked up about Miers and it was clear we were DEMANDING a stronger nominee, Bush had the clout to go with a stronger nominee. You can guarantee the main reason Bush nominated Miers is he thought he was in a weak position politically to get a stronger nominee through. Once his grassroots was fired up, he was able to shove that in the Rats’ faces, though.

So I always said even if President McCain did nominate a dud, we would have a much greater chance of influencing the outcome — maybe even forcing a withdrawal as we did with Miers — than if we had a Rat president who only used our opposition as fodder for DNC fundraising letters. It’s better to have a seat at the table than not!

We see this now with Kagan. We, grassroots conservatives, don’t have nearly the ability to get to pushback on this nomination because we don’t have the president’s ear, DEMS do.

Too many people failed to grasp how much more interactive the nomination process is now compared to recent history, so long as (1) the president represents the party that the pushback is coming from, and (2) the grassroots gets up and raises hell.

Too often I heard, “McCain won’t appoint any better justices than Obama” — a ridiculous, sad, puke-inducing analysis, then and even more so now. But even if that were true, we would have at least had the opportunity to raise hell about our own nominee (a la Miers), whereas we don’t have a prayer of anyone in the Rat party paying attention to our objections.

I’m not suggesting we shouldn’t oppose poor nominees by this president, I’m just stating that there were many reasons to avoid handing power to the Rats on a silver platter in 2008, and the opportunity to have REAL input into the president’s SCOTUS nominations was an important one of those.


41 posted on 06/28/2010 4:56:54 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: devere
A religious man? 12 (13 for men) is the age specified in the Old Testament. Of course times have changed, and many people who say they believe in the Bible, really aren’t serious.

Actually, the argument had nothing to do with marriage. It concerned lowering the age of consent for sex, specifically homosexual sex.

I'm sure some supporters of gay pedophilia call themselves Christians, but I have another name for them.

42 posted on 06/28/2010 4:16:02 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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