Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s future hangs over the 2020 Presidential election campaign.
If Ginsburg steps down, the vacancy she creates will become the defining issue between President Trump and his Democrat opponent.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a truth about her health that meant this for retirement plans.
Since 2009, liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dealt with four bouts of lung and pancreatic cancer.
In the last year doctors treated Ginsburg for cancerous tumors on her lungs and radiation for her pancreas.
Everyone on the left is hoping Ginsburg’s health holds up to prevent Donald Trump from getting a third bite at the apple with a Supreme Court nomination.
And replacing Ginsburg with a conservative would represent a sea change on the Supreme Court.
Trump switching out Ginsburg for a conservative would be the first time a President replaced a Supreme Court Justice with an ideologically opposed successor for the first time in a generation.
In an interview with fake news CNN, Ginsburg revealed the status of her health as the calendar turns to 2020.
And Ginsburg told the fake news outlet that she was cancer free.
CNN exclusively reported:
Last year at this time, Ginsburg was recovering from lung cancer surgery and missed several weeks at the court. She finished out the term in June. Soon after, she discovered a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, which was treated in August, and she resumed her active schedule.
Sounding energized and speaking animatedly, she told CNN on Tuesday that her year was off to a fine start: “I’m cancer free. That’s good.”
In the interview with CNN, Ginsburg explained how she hoped to argue over procedural questions to try and check the five-member conservative majority in hopes of swaying Chief Justice John Roberts to side with the liberals.
CNN also exclusively reported:
In an interview late Tuesday, Ginsburg talked about the rules for getting through the courthouse doors. She would not discuss specifics of any pending case and sidestepped questions about strategy or the ideological stakes on this divided court.
She said that procedural concerns can stop judges from intervening prematurely but noted that procedural safeguards can also ensure that worthy litigants are not kept out of the courthouse.
“It’s just instinctive to me,” she said. “Procedure is supposed to serve the people that law exists to serve.”
Ginsburg’s participation in oral arguments declined along with her health and her lack of questions led many critics to claim she was no longer fit to serve on the bench.
This interview made it clear why liberal activists put Ginsburg on a pedestal.
Ginsburg is the leader of the four-member liberal bloc.
If Ginsburg’s health forced her to step down Donald Trump could affect a generational sea change on the court by replacing her with a young conservative nominee.
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