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Justice Ginsburg's future plans closely watched
AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11

Posted on 07/02/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT by markomalley

Democrats and liberals have a nightmare vision of the Supreme Court's future: President Barack Obama is defeated for re-election next year and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 78 the oldest justice, soon finds her health will not allow her to continue on the bench.

The new Republican president appoints Ginsburg's successor, cementing conservative domination of the court, and soon the justices roll back decisions in favor of abortion rights and affirmative action.

But Ginsburg could retire now and allow Obama to name a like-minded successor whose confirmation would be in the hands of a Democratic-controlled Senate. "She has in her power the ability to prevent a real shift in the balance of power on the court," said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California at Irvine law school. "On the other hand, there's the personal. How do you decide to leave the United States Supreme Court?"

For now, Ginsburg's answer is, you don't.

There are few more indelicate questions to put to a Supreme Court justice, but Ginsburg has said gracefully, and with apparent good humor, that the president should not expect a retirement letter before 2015.

(Excerpt) Read more at old.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: ginsburg; scotus

1 posted on 07/02/2011 4:36:36 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Perhaps she really cares about the constitution. Pray she stays in good health for this perilous time.


2 posted on 07/02/2011 4:40:30 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

I doubt it. She cares more about advancing what she wants to advance, whether it lines up with the Constitution or not.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 4:42:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Indy Pendance

“The new Republican president appoints Ginsburg’s successor, cementing conservative domination of the court, and soon the justices roll back decisions in favor of abortion rights and affirmative action.”

For starters.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 4:43:29 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Save the planet, destroy the MSM)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Wouldn’t she retire now then? Get some 40 something year old commie on the court? I’m scratching my head on this one.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 4:47:36 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: markomalley

Ginsberg is Jewish?

Why would she want another Muslim appointment to the court???


6 posted on 07/02/2011 4:47:57 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you dropped your bow?")
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To: Indy Pendance
Wouldn’t she retire now then? Get some 40 something year old commie on the court? I’m scratching my head on this one.

Obama is a Muslim.

Ginsberg is Jewish?

7 posted on 07/02/2011 4:49:12 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you dropped your bow?")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
From Wiki:

"Generally, she votes with the liberal wing of the Court. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) and the first Jewish female justice."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8 posted on 07/02/2011 4:52:47 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

“Perhaps she really cares about the constitution.”

Bwhahaha! The old bat just really thinks Obama will get re-elected, so she can snooze on the bench for 4 more years.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 5:02:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Never thought of that angle.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 5:03:06 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: markomalley

Cheers!

11 posted on 07/02/2011 5:15:52 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Dear Justice Ginsberg:

You have been a disaster. Please go.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 5:22:07 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: DarrellZero
Dear Justice Ginsberg

Hang in there long enough so that you can be President Palin's first supreme court replacement!

13 posted on 07/02/2011 5:24:38 PM PDT by corkoman (Steadfast and Loyal)
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To: Boogieman

If I was Ginsberg, I’d make sure my car wasn’t winged before 2012.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 5:31:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: markomalley
soon finds her health will not allow her to continue on the bench.

It is too late for that, her health and inability to stay awake should have prompted her to retire years ago.

15 posted on 07/02/2011 5:31:58 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: markomalley

Ginsberg has her own agenda. In this case, she believes her seat on the court is now “the Jewish seat”, and she will only step aside with the guarantee that somebody else who is Jewish will get the seat.

And Obama does not like Jews. So his first choice to fill her seat would be an ultra radical, with a second choice for a black extremist.

Ironically, she sees only her seat as a Jewish seat, even though there are two other Jews on the court, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan. Ginsberg sees their seats as just “generic”.


16 posted on 07/02/2011 5:45:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Indy Pendance

No doubt this is being floated as a message to her by libs so that Obama can put another younger sotomarxist on the court.

Ginsburg isn’t ready to give up the power. Look what’s she going to do after she’s out? What’s she got to look forward to? She can’t influence anyone. Not the way she can creating liberal law out of thin air.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 5:50:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: markomalley
she and olympia snowe already look as if they have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
18 posted on 07/02/2011 6:21:30 PM PDT by FreeMaine (America, please, please, please, unite and kick Maine out of the Union.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Liberals are taught from birth that their happiness is the most important thing. God first then others then you is a laugh. And I’ve seen it in dedicated liberal homes - first seek your own personal happiness - that’s more important than anything else.

My guess is Justice Ginsburg simply isn’t goint to give way until she decides she’s good and ready.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: markomalley
Justice Ginsburg's future plans closely watched

She plans to get more rest in the future. They are going to carry her out to her car, drive her to the SC, carry her to her office, carry her to court, carry her home, carry her to bed. That should do it!

20 posted on 07/02/2011 7:01:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: markomalley
The corruption of the SCOTUS by the political class.
21 posted on 07/02/2011 8:00:12 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Indy Pendance

Perhaps she really cares about the constitution.”

Oh, please...


22 posted on 07/02/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: markomalley

So what. Under dear leader, they’ve been reduced to ruling on parking tickets.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 8:05:12 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: markomalley

They will stuff her carcass with hay and she will finally serve with a bit of dignity and grace for another twenty years.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 8:17:19 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: achilles2000

I’m trying to be optimistic here....


26 posted on 07/02/2011 8:20:41 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

“first jewish female Justice”
When do we get our first jewish female lesbian Justice?
Oh, never mind......


27 posted on 07/02/2011 8:26:57 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Man, I hope you are right. Now if we can only prop the old hag up when she sits at the bench so no one know’s she’s dying, until we get a Republican to submit her replacement, life will be good. President’s come and go, but SCOTUS justices are “the gift that keeps on giving.”


28 posted on 07/02/2011 10:45:18 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: markomalley
How stupid do they think we are?

They have a 100% chance at a lib nominee under a Democrat and still a very good chance of one under a Republican where it's always a roll of the dice.

Senate Republicans always fold no matter how insane the Democrat's appointees while Democrats hold "high tech lynchings" of Republican appointees.

29 posted on 07/03/2011 12:55:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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