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White House Quietly Preparing to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

Nah, she’s indestructible. But just in case . . .

According to the Daily Caller:

Quiet preparations are underway within conservative legal circles and the White House counsel’s office in the event that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires, two sources familiar with the process tell The Daily Caller.

The 85-year-old Ginsburg did not appear for oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Monday, missing the first session in her 25 years on the court for reasons of ill health. Ginsburg is currently recuperating from recent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs, marking her third bout with the disease.

I honestly hope there’s no snickering about this in the press. Because every news website has pre-written her obituary by now, I guarantee it.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Three Ribs

According to the Associated Press:

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.

The court’s oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight.

She was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.

I wish her a speedy recovery, and I hope this is not too painful, as rib fractures can be. Anyway, she’s indestructible. She’s had cancer twice, including two of the deadliest kinds – colon and pancreatic cancer – and has a stent in an artery.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Kavanaugh Confirmation a “Partisan Show”

Well, yeah. She at least included Democrats in her criticism, though she puts them on a par with Republicans. Obviously, it’s the Democrats that are turning the hearings into a Roman spectacle – featuring an actual gladiator, no less.

Justice Ginsburg, who spoke Wednesday at the George Washington University Law School, laments that things aren’t like they used to be, that they’re now so partisan.

But she omits that the current partisanship over the Court was begun by “liberal lion” Ted Kennedy who, with other Democrats as accomplices, torpedoed Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork by demonizing Bork to the fullest extent possible.

But, let’s be honest. The most interesting thing about this video is how frail she is. Will she survive or be able to work another two years? Maybe. But I doubt it.

Sorry to be brutal. I wish her many more years of life and productivity. But her appearance here and her prospects for staying on the Court matter.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Think I’ll Serve at Least Five More Years

Uhh boy. She’s probably right. I think she’s indestructible.

“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”

She’s put her money where her medications are by hiring law clerks through 2020.

NO, I DON’T WANT HER TO DIE. I just want her to take up stamp collecting.

I’d say this is a message to voters that her seat will be an issue during the next presidential election, since whoever wins will get to replace her. But I believe the notorious RBG is all about RBG. If she cared more about the issues, she might have retired under Obama and let him choose her replacement. But that apparently was too much of a sacrifice for the cause.

Thank You, Justice Stevens

As you are probably aware, 97-year-old former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is arguing that the Second Amendment must be repealed. Music to my ears, but not because I want the Second Amendment to go away. Rather, the reverse.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times Tuesday, Stevens wrote that “a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.”

President Trump recognized the obvious political benefit of liberals’ tipping their hand to what they really want, which is a pathway toward strict limits on gun rights. And what could help more than possession of firearms no longer being a “right.” This is going to energize Republicans for the 2020 midterms, since they will understand that their gun rights are at stake.

Over at the Washington Post, liberals who are savvier than Mr. Stephens are pretty mad about this. From an article somehow labeled “analysis” that is pure opinion:

One of the biggest threats to the recovery of the Democratic Party these days is overreach. Having seen what Republicans have accomplished while pushing to the right, Democrats are debating how hard to push in the opposite direction — on the minimum wage, on abortion, on health care and on education. A party that was once afraid of being saddled with supporting “government-run” health care is increasingly okay with the word “liberal” and even voted in droves for a self-described socialist in 2016. And its 2020 hopefuls are leading the leftward charge.

But rarely do we see such an unhelpful, untimely and fanciful idea as the one put forward by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Trump has a good point about needing to hold the Supreme Court. Stevens is not the only liberal justice who thinks the Constitution, over which justices have stewardship, is outdated.

Just a few years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked whether Egypt should use other Constitutions as a model for one it might produce following the ovethrow of former President Mubarak.

“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012,” she said. “I might look at the Constitution of South Africa.”

CBS This Morning Enthralled by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“One of my favorite people,” says host Charlie Rose. “She is incredible,” says Norah O’Donnell.

Not only do I find this utterly predictable and doctrinaire liberal not incredible, I find her repellent.

Here’s one of my favorite Ginsburg quotes, from 2012:

I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.

Below, she describes how sexism played a major role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Also, look closely. I’m pretty sure she is in the process of turning into Larry King.

Ginsburg Wants to Change Electoral College System

How much does she support what the Founders did? I’ve heard her mention that other Constitutions are superior to ours.n So this is not surprising, that she wants New York City and Los Angeles to choose the president.

From the Washington Examiner:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she wants to change the Electoral College.

Asked at Stanford University on Monday night about what she would like to change, Ginsburg exclaimed, “the Electoral College!” She also decried partisanship and lamented the death penalty during her appearance at Stanford, according to the Mercury News.

“If I were queen, there would be no death penalty,” Ginsburg said.