Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg to miss next week’s Supreme Court sessions, but recovery ‘on track’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss next week’s court sessions and work from home, but her recovery from early-stage lung cancer surgery remains “on track” and no further treatment is needed, the court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments. Her recovery from surgery is on track,” Supreme Court public information officer Kathy Arberg said in a statement. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” she said. The 85-year-old’s absence this week from oral arguments — her first since joining the bench — after her surgery in December sparked speculation about a possible departure, and even led to low-key planning by the White House for that scenario. Sources confirmed to Fox News that the White House has quietly reached out to a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy. The court has not yet offered a timetable on Ginsburg’s return. Oral arguments resume next week, before the court goes on a month-long recess. Two doctors contacted by Fox News with experience in performing pulmonary lobectomies said, given her age and procedure, a home recovery of about six-to-eight weeks is common – and they would expect the justice to be ready to resume normal duties next month. But should she not return for the Feb. 19 public sessions, there will likely be renewed concern for the liberal justice’s future. Ginsburg’s health troubles have been met by significant concern from liberals, who recognize that if she retires and Trump picks a conservative to replace her, it would mark a significant generational shift to the right for the court. But Ginsburg has overcome health scares before. In the last two decades, she has undergone treatment for both colon and pancreatic cancer — returning to work within days and never missing a public session until now.

And that’s the difference..  The “Notorious RBG,” as her liberal cult fans call her, is 85…and she’s had numerous cancer surgeries.  That’s why DC insiders on both sides of the political aisle are keeping a close eye on her status.  Should she decide to retire suddenly, President Trump would most definitely pick a conservative to replace her, and then the Supreme Court would have a solid conservative majority for many years, if not decades, to come.  Of course, we’ll keep an eye on Justice Ginsburg’s status, and let ya know if there is anything worth reporting.

Ginsburg: ‘I Wasn’t 100 Percent Sober’ For State Of The Union Address

We now know why it appears that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to fall asleep during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month – she was drinking beforehand. In a lighthearted moment before an audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Thursday night, the 81-year-old Ginsburg cracked up telling the story that she “wasn’t 100 percent sober” before going to the State of the Union.

I’m no fan of Ruth Bader Ginsburg..  But, hey..  Can’t blame the poor woman for having a few drinks before having to listen to that blowhard.  If I had to get all suited up to listen to Obama yap for a couple hours, I’d be sure to get hammered.  So, we’ll give Justice Ginsburg a pass.     🙂