Justice Ginsburg appears very frail but very much alive (even her posture is remarkably improved!) as she slowly walks through Reagan International Airport in Washington D.C. earlier today. Whether she is healthy/sound enough to remain on the Court will likely be argued furiously by many in the coming days/weeks/months…
Where is Ruth? So goes the question that has dominated Washington D.C. for the last month. Supporters of the longtime Supreme Court Justice declare she’s fine. Others (and they are increasing in numbers) wonder if Ginsburg’s health is far more ominous than her circle of protectors are letting on. And now this week a flurry of reports came out declaring Justice Ginsburg attended a concert in her honor – her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery last month. Strange thing about all these reports though—not a single current photo of Ginsburg accompanied the stories.
Adding yet another wrinkle to the ongoing mystery is a tweet by reporter David Hagedorn who initially said the following:
“What a delight to see RBG tonight at ‘Notorious RBG in Song,’ written & beautifully performed by her daughter-in-law, Patrice Michaels. She sat in the back, a few rows behind us, looking resplendent. Being hugged & wished a happy birthday by her made a grand night spectacular.”
That tweet has since been deleted. Why? Whatever the reason, Mr. Hagedorn isn’t saying but its deletion is leading to more and more wondering if the entire “Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer surgery” story was a complete fabrication. Some are even suggesting it was a lookalike who actually attended the show. As bizarre as that seemingly sounds, is it any more bizarre than the lack of a single photo confirming the Justice’s presence in public in this era if cell phone domination?
Strange days indeed. Most peculiar, Momma…
The first media source to correctly report in September that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been diagnosed with cancer is now reporting she has contracted pneumonia and is fighting for her life. The Santa Monica Observer also indicates Justice Ginsburg plans to step down from the Court very soon.
Via The Gateway Pundit:
In September The Santa Monica Observor reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed cancer.
Snopes labeled the report as fake news.
Snopes was wrong.
The Santa Monica Observer was the only paper to report of lung cancer at the time.
Now The Santa Monica Observer says Ruth Bader Ginsburg has pneumonia and is fighting for her life.
And… That Ginsburg will retire in January.
“As any reader of the Santa Monica Observer knew last September, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed lung cancer. The 85 year old Supreme Court Justice had surgery as quietly as possible on December 22, 2018.
Following surgery, she has developed complications including pneumonia.”
It does appear increasingly likely, given the current media blackout regarding her condition, that Justice Ginsburg’s health is far more precarious than most in the Mainstream Media would like us to believe. Just how serious her condition is will likely be more widely reported soon.
Via comments from Dr. Sebastian Gorka last night, (as well as repeated whispers from the Supreme Court press pool) rumors are swirling that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was relocated to New York City and preparing to vacate her position due to illness. While some claim she continues to receive treatment and/or recover from her recent cancer diagnosis, others suggest she is in fact receiving hospice care in New York City and hasn’t been in Washington D.C. for several days. The truth perhaps can be found somewhere in the middle of both those extremes but what is undeniable is that should Ginsburg step down the battle to fill that vacancy on the Court will likely be as contentious and hard-fought as anything we’ve yet seen.
UPDATE: Some media push back against reports like those from Dr. Gorka indicate Justice Ginsburg is “recovering” from her cancer treatment and plans to rejoin the Court somet time next month. Again, the truth likely is to be found somewhere in the middle of both extremes.
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The longer her absence plays out the more whispers are intensifying as to the true state of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health following surgery for lung cancer last month.
Via The Hill:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench for a third straight day on Wednesday.
Chief Justice John Roberts said Ginsburg was unable to be present for arguments but would participate in deciding Wednesday’s case via briefs and transcripts of oral arguments.
Her absence Monday marked the first time in more than 25 years on the court that she missed an oral argument due to her health.
The Supreme Court’s Press Office said last month that Ginsburg’s cancer was discovered in an X-ray after she fractured three ribs on her left side in a Nov. 7 fall. Both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation, but post-surgery there was no evidence of any remaining disease.
Ginsburg has survived two previous bouts of cancer — colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009 — and did not miss a day in court during those periods.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been MIA for some time now but with her most recent absence from court deliberations (the first time that has happened during her 25 years on the High Court) whispers in and around DC have intensified considerably regarding the true state of Justice Ginsburg’s precarious health and what that means for the Trump White House as it eyes yet another potential/likely court appointment in the coming months. Word is some Democrat operatives have become so desperate as to demand President Trump be politically “cut off at the knees” so that said appointment never happens.
Via The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.
Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the court, which will hear more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again next week.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21.
Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on Dec. 25.
Chief Justice John Roberts said in the courtroom Monday that Ginsburg would participate in deciding the argued cases “on the basis of the briefs and transcripts of oral arguments.”
That last line is important to note as it points to Chief Justice Roberts’ willingness to provide cover for what some are suggesting is a much more frail/incoherent Justice Ginsburg than Ginsburg-friendly media reports would suggest. As to those initial 2019 argues cases that Roberts says Ginsburg will be able to participate in from her recovery at home, it appears more and more likely it is Ginsburg’s staff who are unofficially speaking on behalf of the unwell Justice Ginsburg – something that is said to have been taking place more and more over recent years.
DC interests supportive of the Trump White House are alleging Chief Justice Roberts is increasingly opposed to seeing the president be given yet another court position to fill, one that would in this case decidedly shift the court’s leanings to the right.
Enemies of the president, and they are legion, are pinning their hopes on the soon-to-be released Mueller report which they hope will be strong enough to politically “cut the president off at the knees” so that enough Republican senators will delay what would likely be an even more contentious/divisive confirmation process than the fiasco that took place for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
He went through what he termed a “high tech lynching” back when a group of Democrats attempted to smear his reputation with unsubstantiated claims of sexual harassment. The Democrats’ tactics divided a nation then just as the very same tactics did so more recently. Noone knows more than Clarence Thomas the depths to which the far left will go to try and win. Now joining Judge Thomas on the bench is another who knows this as well – Justice Brett Kavanagh. The below is a photo taken today at the White House for the ceremonial swearing-in of Justice Kavanaugh. The photo is now going viral not only for how happy Justice Thomas looks but for how frail and lost Justice Ginsburg appears. It’s almost as if each is representing the two political parties in America today—one remains strong and virile while the other is just barely hanging on. (As an aside, we do hope Justice Ginsburg actually feels better than she looks here and isn’t in too much discomfort.)
The 2018 Midterms are sure going to be interesting.
It’s long been whispered in and around Washington D.C. that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might have a bit of a problem when it comes to minorities. It was an issue that started many years ago during her own Senate confirmation hearing in 1993 when Ginsberg was questioned about her seeming refusal to hire minority law clerks, particularly those who were black. Ginsburg promised senators then that she would ‘do better’ and that, “…if you confirm me for this job my attractiveness to black candidates is going to improve.”
Well, it hasn’t.
“She doesn’t trust people of color to do the job she requires.”
So goes the sentiment of more than a few individuals with ties to those who have worked within the Supreme Court over the last four decades.
The problem for Justice Ginsburg is that her own hiring practices confirm that sentiment. Since becoming a member of the Court a quarter-century ago Justice Ginsberg has hired just one black law clerk.
That’s right – just one.
On his very first day as a member of the Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has already hired as many black law clerks as Ginsburg has hired in twenty-five years.
Ginsburg’s seeming dislike of minority clerks is a subject well known among Court watchers, but a subject completely glossed over by the liberal news and entertainment industries which portray her as a lovably eccentric legal waif who has succeeded among a High Court-world dominated by men. And yet Justice Ginsburg doesn’t seem to take issue with men—unless they happen to be black.
You won’t read about that in your far-left history books but the facts say otherwise.
Hopefully, when the time comes for Justice Ginsburg to step down from the Court her replacement will not continue the same troubling hiring practices that she has long engaged in. Racism has no place in America, least of all on the Supreme Court.