Ginsburg to retire in January
Nov 10, 2018
The Santa Monica Observer is reporting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will retire in January, due to recurring cancer.
Apparently, this is just a report from one of Ginsburg’s staff members and not an official announcement. That may explain why the main news media has not yet reported it.
If this report is true, it makes me wonder if perhaps her supposed “fall,” breaking three ribs, may have been just a signal that she intended to resign, now that the midterm election is over. There are reports that she fell and was sore that night (at home). She then went to the hospital the next day, where she learned that she had fractured three ribs. Later, she was reported to be back home.
That story does not sound credible for an 85-year-old woman with three broken ribs. So I remain skeptical of the story. It seems more likely that she was told to retire or face charges from a military tribunal. Time will tell, of course, but below is the story:
While the Nation is preoccupied with the appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, it appears there will soon be another vacancy on the US Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a re-occurrence of malignant melanoma, she has told her law clerks. Ginsburg was treated in 1999 for colon cancer and had surgery in 2009 for pancreatic cancer.
She has told key Democratic members of the Senate about her medical condition, including ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein. This explains in part the "take no prisoners" attitude of the Democrats during the Kavanaugh nomination, carefully orchestrating weak 37 year old allegations against Kavanaugh by Women he barely remembers knowing in High School and College.