Skip to comments.Martin Ginsburg, justice's husband, dies
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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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.
Every day I hate those who voted this hideous Obama in more and more!!!!
Obama did hit the Presidential SCOTUS Vacancy Lottery with three or four appointments.
IIRC Martin and Scalia were good buds
“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.
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.
Yup — there was speculation she was on the verge of retiring because of her husband’s illness.
RIP and prayers for the family.
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.
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.
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.
Tough way to go. RIP.
“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.
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 ...