Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time
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.”
Ginsburg had two earlier cancer surgeries in 1999 and 2009 that did not cause her to miss court sessions. She also has broken ribs on at least two occasions.
The court said doctors found the growths on Ginsburg’s lung when she was being treated for fractured ribs she suffered in a fall at her office on Nov. 7.
After past health scares, Ginsburg has come back to work relatively quickly. In 2009, she was at the court for arguments on Feb. 23, 18 days after surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Weeks after her fall in November, Ginsburg was asking questions at high court arguments, speaking at a naturalization ceremony for new citizens and being interviewed at screenings of the new movie about her, “On the Basis of Sex.”
Her latest surgery was a procedure called a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The court said in a release issued the day of the surgery that doctors found “no evidence of any remaining disease” and scans taken before the surgery showed no cancerous growths elsewhere in her body. No additional treatment is currently planned, the court said.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg rebuffed suggestions from some liberals that she should step down in the first two years of President Barack Obama’s second term, when Democrats controlled the Senate and would have been likely to confirm her successor.
She already has hired clerks for the term that extends into 2020, indicating she has no plans to retire.
If she did step down, President Donald Trump would have another opportunity to move a conservative court even more to the right. On the day she had surgery, Trump tweeted his wishes for Ginsburg’s “full and speedy recovery!”
Side Note: There do not appear to be any good covers of this song.
Cowbell withstanding, it's a pretty complicated song and one that relies a lot on whatever particular magic happened that day in the studio. Kinda like when a band really can't play a studio song live very well.
Also, Ginsburg's time... has past.
No matter what you do, you'll never ride away from you.
Democrats - firm believers in actual science and not at all a cult - now asking if they'd trade in some of their life's time to help RGB:
"Former Politico columnist Roger Simon would like to trade away precious days of his own life to save ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In yet another one of those tweets that reveals just how loony and extremist the establishment media truly are, the far-left columnist wrote: “If it were possible, would you subtract one day off your life and add it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life for one extra day of good health? If just 10,000 people did this, it would add 27 productive years to her life.”
If it were possible, would you subtract one day off your life and add it to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life for one extra day of good health? If just 10,000 people did this, it would add 27 productive years to her life. pic.twitter.com/RurqFmWZGp
— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) January 8, 2019
Naturally, before becoming Politico‘s chief columnist, like most left-wing columnists, Simon first disguised himself as a straight news reporter for years, even as a White House correspondent."
The burning fire of stupid burns brightest with the left. Meanwhile, St Ginsburg remains off the bench, free to pursue a life of religious fulfillment.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday night made her first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in December, attending a celebration of her life presented in song.
The 85-year-old justice attended a production of “Notorious RBG in Song” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The program about Ginsburg’s life in the law was created and performed by Ginsburg’s daughter-in-law, the soprano Patrice Michaels, and presented for high school students by the National Constitution Center.
Ginsburg did not speak, and many in the crowd did not know she was there. She sat in the back, and most saw her only as they left the performance. Michaels did not announce her presence.
Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Finally Appears in Public After Surgery
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared in public on Feb. 4 for the first time in weeks following cancer surgery.
Ginsburg, 85, the oldest member of the nation’s highest court, had stayed out of the public eye for over a month since the surgery in December 2018.
She attended a concert called “Notorious RBG in Song” in Washington at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Monday night, Feb. 4, watching as her daughter-in-law Patrice Michaels and other musicians put on the event.
Michaels, a soprano and composer, is married to Ginsburg’s son James Ginsburg.
The concert was dedicated to Ginsburg’s life in the law and was presented for high school students.
No photographs emerged of Ginsburg at the event because the National Constitution Center, which sponsored the concert, did not permit photography.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the center, took to Twitter to say he was pleased that Ginsburg attended the event.
“Thrilled that Justice Ginsburg attended the first concert performance of #NotoriousRBG in Song. She, Patrice Michaels, and the performance were magnificent!” he wrote.
Ginsburg did not speak at the concert and many attendees didn’t know she was there, according to the openly liberal Washington Post. Her daughter-in-law did not announce Ginsburg’s presence. The Supreme Court justice sat in the back and some people saw her only as they left the performance.
Introducing the final song of the concert, Michaels said it would “bring our show to a close, but not the epic and notorious story of RBG.”
Ginsburg has been lionized by liberals who appreciate her tenure on the court and don’t want her to retire from her position because it would enable President Donald Trump to appoint a replacement.
Trump has already nominated two Supreme Court justices since being elected in 2016, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Both nominations prompted a furious nomination process that culminated in Kavanaugh’s case with a slew of unsubstantiated claims that were circulated by liberal-leaning media outlets and many Democratic lawmakers before he was finally nominated in a close Senate vote.
Concerns over Ginsburg’s health have heightened in recent months, beginning with a fall in her office in November that left three ribs broken.
Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung the next month. The growths were found during X-rays following Ginsburg’s fall.
In January, Ginsburg missed oral arguments for the first time in her more than 25 years on the bench as she continued her recuperation from the surgery.
“Justice Ginsburg is unable to be present today, but will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments,” Chief Justice John Roberts said from the bench.
Surgeries in 1999 and 2009 did not cause Ginsburg, who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, to miss any arguments.
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
"No photographs emerged of Ginsburg at the event because the National Constitution Center, which sponsored the concert, did not permit photography. "
Which certainly explains why no one took a pic with a cell phone. After all, democrats are well known for their respect of rules.
"Both nominations prompted a furious nomination process that culminated in Kavanaugh’s case with a slew of unsubstantiated claims that were circulated by liberal-leaning media outlets and many Democratic lawmakers before he was finally nominated in a close Senate vote."
Whoa, are they trying to say that Kavs didn't pull rape trains ten different times when he was a 17 year old high school student? Does the media know about this?!?!?
No matter what you do, you'll never ride away from you.