Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has reportedly fallen in her office and then admitted to a local hospital with three broken ribs. Is this a shadow of the future that could impact President Donald Trump’s influence on the future of America?
Ginsburg joined the Supreme Court in August 1993 when then President Bill Clinton nominated her to the high court. Prior to that, Ginsburg served as the Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She obtained that position from then President Jimmy Carter.
Prior to being a federal judge, Ginsburg was co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project for the ultra-liberal left-wing and anti-American ACLU. She has been a champion of leftist policies over half a century.
Ginsburg was born March 15, 1933, making her 85 years old. She has shown signs of age-related frailty over the past decade. In 2012, she fell and fractured 2 ribs, but didn’t tell anyone for several months. In 2014, she had a stent placed in her right coronary artery.
According to the latest report:
“She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning,” the court said in a statement Thursday. “Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment.”
Ginsburg has reportedly told others that she plans on remaining on the Supreme Court until she turns 90, which if Trump is elected to a second term, would be during that second term.
However, many are wondering if Ginsburg will survive till she’s 90.
Both my wife I have worked in the medical field with older people. We both believe there are signs of Ginsburg becoming frailer every year. My wife’s mom had severe osteoporosis, which resulted in the humped over look that Ginsburg exhibits and it also caused her to have a number of fractured ribs and loss of balance. The constant pain of her osteoporosis put a stress on her heart which led to her final fall that resulted in a fractured hip. She died several days later in the hospital.
I don’t wish ill on anyone, but I can’t help but feel that Ginsburg may not last 5 more years.
Whether she makes it to 90 or not, it could give Trump the chance to place another conservative and constitutional judge on the Supreme Court.
Considering that Republicans have picked up at least 3 and possibly 4 additional seats in the Senate, the chances of confirming a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court seems more certain than it did with Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Now consider the fact that one of the other liberal justices on the Supreme Court is Stephen Breyer. Breyer, nominated by Clinton in 1994, is 80-years-old. He may last for many years and then his age may catch up to him before Trump leaves office. If that that happens, it would give Trump the possibility of placing 4 conservative constitutional judges on the nation’s highest court.
Chief Justice John Roberts is reported to be a conservative and is only 63. Justice Gorsuch is only 51 and Justice Kavanaugh is only 53. Justice Samuel Alito tends to be more conservative and he is 67.
Therefore, if Trump ends up replacing Ginsburg and Breyer before he leaves office, that would mean that there could be as many as 6 conservative judges on the Supreme Court for next couple of decades. This could have a huge impact on the future and direction of America.
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