Lion of the Blogosphere

Looks like RBG is doing fine

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Ruth Bader Ginsurg working in her hospital room.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 9, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Law

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  1. Good news. But wait to see real videos … She was already extremely diminished.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4749174/right-wrong

    Bruno

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Yes, but….based on my own observations in my family, between now and 90 she will deteriorate markedly.

    amused observer

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  3. Sure, she’s up, if “up” means propped up by pillows in a hospital bed.

    Lowe

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  4. With broken ribs? This is just feel-good hearsay.

    Richard

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  5. Although I’m glad RGB is doing well, she really was very selfish not to have retired during the Obama administration. Her desire to remain on the court for personal reasons is understandable but more than just her own happiness is at stake. Liberals across the country count on the seat she occupies remaining liberal, and she knew she was in her early 80’s and had no way of assuring the Obama’s successor would be a Democrat. Her chances of dying or having to retire before Trump’s successor takes office (even if he loses in 2020) are quite high.

    maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • One of her clerks is Robby Mook’s “partner,” and Mook assured her Hillary would win in a walk.

      You Know Me

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • They completely deserve this, because they were certain Hillary’s victory was assured.

      Richard

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • Her desire to remain on the court for personal reasons is understandable but more than just her own happiness is at stake.

      The reason she didn’t retire was that she was trying to break the record Oliver Wendel Holmes set at age 91 as the longest serving SCOTUS Justice.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • You mean the oldest serving justice.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • Now that you mention it, wasn’t Holmes both the oldest and longest serving?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • No, William O. Douglas, mentioned in a recent comment thread, was the longest serving.

        Hermes

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • @TUJ – If that’s true, this anecdote alone proves she doesn’t have the good judgment to be a SCOTUS justice.

        Truth

        November 10, 2018 at EST pm

    • So if she croaks while Trump is still in office we have Justice Holmes to thank for the vacancy.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • That was Mookie Wilson.

      Ashley Squishy

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • you mean mookie blaylock

        active pooter

        November 10, 2018 at EST am

      • No, Mookie Wilson. Mookie Blaylock (who I had never heard of and had to look up) was a basketball player.

        Ashley Squishy

        November 11, 2018 at EST am

    • She probably was inwardly cringing when a dim bulb like Sotomayor was put on the court and didn’t want to be alive to see one so dull replace her, too. Whatever RGB may be, she isn’t dumb.

      not too late

      November 11, 2018 at EST pm

  6. Is the work she’s doing value creation, or value transference?

    Hermes

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • 50/50

      She’s really doing the same work that the Supreme Court clerks do, but she’s getting paid 10 times as much as the clerks and she has 100,000 times the prestige.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • A Supreme Court clerkship is the most prestigious gig in the legal profession, other than federal judge, US Attorney or state attorney general.

        snorlax

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • Speaking of SC clerks, is there some rule that these people can only come from the Ivy League and never from any other law schools? It seems kind of discriminatory to exclude all others.

        not too late

        November 11, 2018 at EST pm

      • Only the most elite law school graduates get picked to be Supreme Court clerks.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 11, 2018 at EST pm

    • It’s value destruction, if you value this country, obviously.

      Yakov

      November 11, 2018 at EST am

  7. Looks like RBG is doing fine

    1) This assumes the fall that fractured her ribs wasn’t caused by some other body parts failing.

    2) The Soviet Union insisted Andropov was in superb health the day after he was treated from the kidney failure he would die from a year later.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • That’s just it. Sometimes people fall inadvertently, tripping over something for example, but especially in older people there’s often some medical reason for the fall.

      Peter

      ironrailsironweights

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Supreme Court clerks have enormous prestige.

    onetwothree

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • Nobody is “just fine” two days after breaking three ribs, no matter how tough they are. Like you, I wish her no ill will, but this claim that she’s shrugged off her injuries is absolute BS, unless she was never injured in the first place. (before it starts, I mean misdiagnosis, not some conspiracy)

      J1

      November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • Well, he “injury” allowed her to miss some ceremony honoring Kavanaugh, possibly an investiture? Trump was there with Melania. I’m sure she despises all three of them.

        Paul Rise

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • She is probably sitting up because it hurts too much to lie down. I remember after my son broke a rib snowboarding he slept in a chair for awhile. I’m sure it is BS that she is shrugging it off if my fit teenage son couldn’t shrug it off.

        Rosenmops

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

      • Well, he “injury” allowed her to miss some ceremony honoring Kavanaugh,

        If she wanted to dodge the ceremony she would come up with any typical excuse people make to skip a day at work or avoid meeting unlikable relatives – they have to attend a wedding, go for a routine dental appointment, etc.

        But she wouldn’t go through an unnecessary hospital stay when any BS excuse would work to miss Kavanaugh’s ceremony.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  9. Not buying the story. She’ll be gone within six months. Let’s bet on it!

    gothamette

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  10. As others have said, no one with broken ribs is doing fine. Especially not a frail 85 year old with previous health problems. Even before she fell she wasn’t “doing fine”.

    destructure

    November 9, 2018 at EST pm

  11. now her breathing is shallow because of the rib pain…that is how pneumonia gets in the lung…now is the most dangerous time for her…

    active pooter

    November 10, 2018 at EST am

  12. Extended hospital stays are dangerous, because of the probability of infection. She should be removed as soon as possible, and convalesce at home. And I agree with active pooter, pneumonia is the main threat now.

    bob sykes

    November 10, 2018 at EST am

  13. I double checked on the longest serving justice, and it turns out that William Douglas still holds the record at 37 years. He beat Stephen Fields, who also had to be persuaded to retire because he had gone senile.

    I had thought John Paul Stevens beat Douglas, but Stevens retired at 35 years. Stevens is still alive at 98 years old. He wrote an interesting book, which I have, on the constitution after leaving the bench so he probably could have gone longer before senility set in.

    eD

    November 10, 2018 at EST am

    • He’s already there, as evidenced by his screed recommending repeal of the Second Amendment.

      Ashley Squishy

      November 11, 2018 at EST am


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