This Supreme Court Justice just dropped a big hint about retirement

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health is one of the big mysteries in Washington.

Will she step down due to declining health?

Ginsburg turned the conversation on its head with this big hint about a possible retirement.

After nearly two months out of the public eye while she recovered from cancer surgery, Ginsburg finally appeared in public.

Democrats hoped this would put to rest speculation about a possible retirement, which would allow Donald Trump to permanently reshape the Supreme Court.

The Daily Caller reports:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance in over a month Monday. She was in attendance for the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ production of “Notorious RBG in Song,” in Washington, DC, according to The Washington Post.

Ginsburg underwent a medical procedure to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs back in December before Christmas. This was the third time she has been treated for cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999, but didn’t miss any official business while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. A decade later, in 2009, she underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer.

A month before her surgery, the 85-year old Ginsburg fell in her office and suffered three broken ribs. Ginsburg had also fallen and broken two ribs in 2012.

If Ginsburg steps down from the nation’s highest court, it would give President Donald Trump his third opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice.

But Democrats’ hopes were not met.

Ginsburg announced she was skipping Trump’s State of the Union.

That will only increase speculation that her initial public appearance was just a one-off to try and calm down nervous liberals.

As long as Ginsburg misses Supreme Court oral arguments and avoids public appearances, speculation about her retirement will continue to hover over the court.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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163 Comments

  1. While I wish her no ill will Ginsburg should retire. Her health should be her most important task at this time. What is actually needed is a method of removing Federal judges. See when they do as the 9th Circuit and the DC Court have done many times and VIOLATE the separation of powers clause of the Constitution they need removed. That action should be an automatic removal from the bench and barring from law and all it’s aspects for life. DACA is a prime example of this VIOLATION. Obozo had no legal or Constitutional right to create DACA. Which means those Courts should NEVER have tried to enforce that FARCE.

  2. This iceberg should never been confirmed in the fist place. She openly attacks and hates our President Trump and that means she is a communists at heart.
    She only supposed to interpret the constitution.

    • All Republicans do is call dems stupid names. It’s so childish. What do you get out of it? Gee have none of you ever heard of , if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing. It really makes the entire party look incredably immature. It sure does nothing to bring people together. Why don’t you want the country to unite? Trump is the communist.

  3. Ginsberg must go now. The Supreme court is not a work from home job. She does not support our Constitution, so on that fact alone she should do the proper thing and step down. Time to appoint another Justice that will defend our Constitution and do the work that a Justice should be doing. Enough with all the obstruction, just go away and retire.

      • IT WOULD PROBABLY HAVE AS MUCH CHANCE OF SUCCESS AS THE SAUDIS FOR THEIR STAND IN OF KHASHOGGI. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT THOMAS, ALIOTO, GORSUCH, AND KAVENAUGH [not to mention Roberts] COULD ALL BE SO EASILY HOOD-WINKED? IF SO, THEIR NOMINATIONS SHOULD RIGHTLY HAVE BEEN OPPOSED.

  4. I really wish some people posting here would read their own comment before hitting the post button. Some really good points get obscured due to not proofreading your own shit.

    • Sometimes RR >drops< words & post
      'Appear's incoherent. i've gone
      back & 'corrected' Many posts. Then
      sometimes i just let it go. Capish.

  5. the statement about her first public apperance was a lie. its been shown that she was indeed not there she should be forced to step down.

    • Jesus…..works in Strange ways’? Perhaps..Jesus Knows its Time to Remove This Bolshevik Leftist From The Supreme Court’? Thank you’! Jesus.

    • IF YOU ARE CORRECT THAT ROBERTS IS A LIBERAL [and I consider him a “swing vote”, but that is not relevant to the following] THEN WE ARE BEHIND 5-4. IF SHE LEAVES, IT BECOMES 4-4, WHICH IS AN IMPROVEMENT. AND WITH THE RIGHT GUIDANCE [which the impetuous one often rejects], THE NEXT APPOINTEE WILL GIVE US A 5 – 4 LEAD. G-D WILLING, HE’LL CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE [predominant] SANITY OF HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

      • Mark B. Wrong. Roberts is not a liberal but more as a RINO. It is 5-4 now being that you put Roberts on the REP side. He is NOT a liberal and does NOT vote entirely as one either. Replacing RBG ( DEM ) for a REP puts it then as 6-3 REP. If Roberts does his RINO thing it goes to then 5-4. The DEMs know this and is why they will do anything to keep her on as judge. The REPs then have the edge at all times in the SCOTUS. Trump will have another term and 4 more years. There can be one more DEM to go as well. Trump may yet get even one more after he replaces RBG ! Roberts just voted that last thing IN FAVOR OF TRUMP. The Roe vs. Wade once RBG is replaced by a REP is on the cutting block then as well. Because the worst score for REPs with Roberts going RINO on it ( if he does ) still goes 5-4 REP . Yes the DEMs know this also and is freaking out that RBG stays on extremely so. TO add tha yes I have read some DEM stuff and thye are well aware of what I mentioned and know how the count will go in favor of, as they know Roberts voting as a Rino on their side no longer matters.

        • OK, DUDE, THIS TIME THE WEB SITE HAD A “REPLY” OPTION TO YOUR COMMENT.
          THERE IS NOTHING YOU WROTE WITH WHICH I DISAGREE, BUT TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU DISPARAGE US “RINO’s”, YOU GIVE FODDER TO THE DEMS. ALSO, THERE IS NO WAY THAT TRUMP GETS A SECOND TERM. THE POSITIVES OF TRUMP [which you’ve accurately recited] BECOME WORTHLESS TO HIS [mis] BEHAVER, IN THE ABSENCE OF WWHICH WE WOULD NOT BE “BLESSED” WITH A PELOSI SPEAKERSHIP. AND IF MANY KEEP HAVING HIM PERPETUATE THIS, WE ARE DEAD DUCKS COME 2020. PLEASE DON’T HELP THE [relatively anti-American] DEMS. THANK YOU.

  6. Guess she didn’t see her shadow and decided to come out of her hole.She is about as useless as a car without wheels.Can’t wait until we can replace her Trump hating ass.

    • The has been a terrible justice she has made some comments that are not worth repeating they have been so political. She needs to go she was bad enough now been so ill and dysfunctional. Sorry but true. A race hose is put out to pasture or sold to highest better because is of no use for nothing

    • AMEN, This old Battle Axe Witch should have RETIRED 20 or 30 years ago. This is why “WE THE PEOPLE” need TERM LIMITS for these people, rather they be DEMONRATS or REPUBLICANS. After they reach 65 if no term limits they should automatically be forced to retire, after all that is when especially politicians start getting senile and can not focus on what is really happening. Hell I have seen all kinds of pictures of these old LIFER politicians actually sleeping when they are in meetings, Ruthie baby is one of the main politicians that has had quite a few pictures of her sleeping at meetings. How are you functioning if you are sleeping. Also if you miss as much time as she does she should be forced to retire. along with quite a few others like NANNY NANCY PEELUCY, MAD MAXI-PAD WATERS, DIANE FRANKENSTEIN, Chuck SCMOOCHER and so many more.

  7. The Democrats are trying to stretch this out long enough so that they can block Trump from appointing another Supreme Court justice during his “last” year in office.
    Mark my words…

      • FROM VILLAGE JUSTICE TO [every] SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, IT IS THE LAW CLERKS WHO WRITE THE DECISIONS. OFTEN [but not always] THE “JUDGE” INDICATES PRINCIPALS TO BE INCLUDED AND/OR THE DETERMINATION. AS ABHORRENT AS I FIND HER DETERMINATIONS, RUTH SEEMS TO STILL BE AS CAPABLE AS SHE IS CULPABLE.

  8. A few things I just can’t support
    Two are child molestation and the murder of innocent children
    Ole Ruthy VOTED for both
    Thousands will be waiting on her in the next phase of her journey
    And it’s coming quickly

    • Why do ordinary people in private marketplace have to leave their jobs when they are no longer able .. due to sickness, incarceration, what have you .. to do their jobs; and yet these politicians get to stay in a job title forever even when not present and sick in the hospital and obviously NOT doing their jobs??? Like McCain who kept leaving a hospital bed just to reject certain rulings in congress? We need our politicians to be young, vital, alert, with it and completely REPRESENTATIVE of the people they are serving. That means term limits and retirement at age 65. We don’t need old dinosaurs like Nancy Pelosi screwing up the safety of an entire nation because she’s so senile.

      • I agree totally. I think it it should be term limits, for all offices after which you need to run for office again! Some of these people are to old and they are not earning there money or making current decisions!

      • You hit the nail on the head with your comment. Let me also add they should not receive lifetime healthcare or a paycheck after they retire. I have never worked any job that gave me my benefits when I left. Let’s pay them all minimum wage WHEN and IF they work. Ginsburg needs to go. She sickens me and looking at her is like looking at a corpse. She is and was a useless immoral vote.

  9. There IS 0NLY 0ne Reason why a
    Dr.’brief’/& Media SHOULD NOT Report
    an USA Supreme Court Justice
    Health Position, & ‘that’ Reason IS
    DECEPTION.

      • Oh Mittens,
        You are sorely mistaken, as has been ruthie.

        Death is sooo close. And all those deaths she co-conspired…
        What’s a DEAD GIRL walking thinking these dark nights.

        • Jeffrey Stewart: I like your comment! that person ‘mit’, doesn’t have good taste, let alone common sense. He must be a heathen like G-B. Ginsburg-Bader is nothing but a ‘demon from satan *her father! Since she was so strong on abortion, her mom should have aborted her, then we wouldn’t have had to put up w/her all these yrs.

      • RBG is the worst supreme Court justice in the history of the USA
        she and Satan are brother and sister but we all like her.
        Whats not to like she is old ugly and stubbornly stupid
        A drunk and a lush, exactly like the majority of Democrats in the USA
        so she is popular. With me she is a nice old fruitcake with a full lobotomy which explains her being a liberal DemonRat.

  10. Has anyone watched any video of her speaking last fall? She passed the point of needing to go before last fall. The ability to perform your duties is in her job description. No doubt her sick days, comp time and vacation days were never really tracked to the exact day of usage. Which that’s how a whole lot of civil servants do. She probably has enough of those built up to last through 2025.

  11. Her staying is for just one reason: To preserve R v. W. I don’t believe in wishing people bad health for any reason. But I believe her staying is causing her suffering. I am a retired surgeon. There are GOOD reasons why surgeons should retire when they need to. Ironically, I believe this also applies to very elderly, ill Supreme Court justices. It remains questionable if she can actually perform her job without being there to question attorneys before the Court.

    In any case, I believe the reversal of R v. W is inevitable. Healthcare rules have been the aegis of STATES and not the federal government. The reversal of R v. W. will not affect States rights…in my opinion.

    If a woman wants to kill her baby, she will just go to a state that allows it. I think this is reprehensible, but that is just my opinion.

    Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)

      • Reagan was last best Governor. Moonbeam Brown Rot and now ultra liberal Gavin Nutjob
        just becomes Governor and wants to tax WATER 20% ! He obviously is trying hard to outdue AOC(Ocasio-Cortez)for most lunatic. He says he doesn’t want CA to end up like Flint, MH . He tells this in a season the state is getting flooded out and will continue to be. He knew this and still said that anyway. Some BS how his whacko brain thinks how an idiot idea would prevent CA from being like Flint. So he needs a mass bucket load of cash to save us from something that has never happened to CA nor anything even close to happening either. The cash is going to go to illegals is what it is. DEMs just deeply love criminals, crimes, & gang members !
        I would say that CA is the home of the worst mentally ill liberals except NYC had to show they can be just as whacko with AOC. At least AOC can be funny with such outright stupidity. CA doesn’t have that with Drunk Pelosi or Maxipad Waters.

    • Betsey, I think MIT is ticked off because his mom didn’t do the liberal thing and have him aborted. He may have issues now because of this. We already see how his mind is screwed up really bad.

    • She already is known to fall asleep at work and in front of everyone. There is a photo of her slumped down sound asleep on the job. I hear is is not unusual for her to do this. It really is time to go and at 85 she won’t win trying to hang on past Trumps two terms. She has said that she wants to tie or beat a record to 90 years old. To even have fallen down at work and get injured is when they found her cancer in her lung I guess it was. Her life is done at work.

    • The way some states are extending abortion to after birth, I wonder if someone attacked and killed RBG if they could make a legal defense of that they didn’t actually murder her, they just performed an after birth abortion ????

      • Wait for it…they WILL (demonRats) try to follow Stalin/Max/Mao to rid us of “non-producers” by causing “the protelariat” to become discontented the non-producers receiving support without producing !
        “After-birth abortion” is NEXT! SSI,Pensioners, the “sick, lame and lazy beware.
        SSI ponzie scheme debt SOLVED!

  12. In my opinion, the worst part of her absence is her unavailability to ask questions of the lawyers. She’s bright, and I’m sure she can follow the flow without being present. But if she can’t participate in the oral argument phase, she is ahortchanging the Court and the country. Ego can be a terrible thing.

  13. Please step down as you are not able to carry out your duties on the Supreme court & it is not fair to the other Justices or the American people or yourself. It’s time for you to retire from the bench & give a younger person to carry on.

  14. Ruthie has earned retirement. Please do. Wouldn’t that be great? Having Trump make 3 appointments to the SJC is second only to his reelection.

        • WERE YOU NOT ONE OF THE MANY SAYING SUCH/SIMILAR THINGS IN THE FALL WHEN I POSTED THAT SHE WOULD INDEED BE REINSTATED AS SPEAKER?

      • Oh but Mark Brecker, Pres.Trump isn’t stepping down in 2020, He’s going for another four yrs, YAY!! Just cuz you’re not voting for him, you must be a libber! GOD is still in control, & HE’s just giving those Baby Killers & wall stoppers time to repent be4 HE takes revenge on them!

        • BETSEY,
          WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE [sad/tragic] REALITIES.
          IN NOVEMBER, JUST 3 MONTHS AGO, HOUSE DEM CANDIDATES GOT 54% OF THE VOTE, REPS 46%. SO “FOR A CHANGE” I VOTED [to no avail in NYC] WITH THE MINORITY. HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WAS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BUT I DOUBT HE CAN CONTROL HIMSELF FOR LONG. WE PAY DEARLY FOR HIS MIS-BEHAVIOUR; WHILE THE DEMS REAP THE CONSEQUENCES.

          • Mark B, We pay dearly ? Just what planet did you say you were from? Obama more then doubled our national debt then the past 43 POTUS’s combined did. All by himself ! What is worse is- that has has absolutely nothing to show for it either. So where did 11 trillion go then ? Yes Trillion. Obama was in office 96 months and never one single month did he beat a 2.0 GDP. He did even say to get use to it. He also made comments about Trump not going to be able to do that and a couple of other comments that he couldn’t fix and said it couldn’t be done when Trump made a comment on him about it. Trump did take care of those things Obama said couldn’t be done. GDP is at 3.7 I believe. What is worse with Obama, even the one term 48 month POTUS’s had at least 1 month over 2.0 GDP . No way you can say a single bad thing about Trump either now.

          • I HAVE TO REPLICATE DUDE’S FEB. 16TH’S REJOINDER AS NO “REPLY” IS PRESENTED THERETO [which means he/she probably won’t see this]:
            Dude
            FEBRUARY 16, 2019 AT 6:59 AM
            Mark B, We pay dearly ? Just what planet did you say you were from? Obama more then doubled our national debt then the past 43 POTUS’s combined did. All by himself ! What is worse is- that has has absolutely nothing to show for it either. So where did 11 trillion go then ? Yes Trillion. Obama was in office 96 months and never one single month did he beat a 2.0 GDP. He did even say to get use to it. He also made comments about Trump not going to be able to do that and a couple of other comments that he couldn’t fix and said it couldn’t be done when Trump made a comment on him about it. Trump did take care of those things Obama said couldn’t be done. GDP is at 3.7 I believe. What is worse with Obama, even the one term 48 month POTUS’s had at least 1 month over 2.0 GDP . No way you can say a single bad thing about Trump either now.
            DUDE, YOU PROVED MY POINT. DESPITE ALL THESE POSITIVES THAT YOU ACCURATELY POINT OUT, THEY BEAT US 54-46. AND IT WAS FOR ONE REASON AND ONLY ONE. HIS BEHAVIOUR AND INABILITY TO BE ATTRACTIVE TO ANYONE OTHER THAN HIS BASE, WHICH, IN DEFENDING THIS BEHAVIOUR PERPETUATES IT, AND WILL LEAD TO THE DEMS CAPTURING THE WHITE HOUSE AS SURELY AS IT GAVE PELOSI THE SPEAKERSHIP BACK.

  15. If she doesn’t hear the oral arguments then she cannot logically or validly vote on the subject being discusses. As such she should then recluse herself from that argument/review. Since she is not doing the work with which she is assigned and for which she is paid by the American public she should not receive and of those funds or other benefits.

  16. It’s rather strange, the writer of this story states that RBG made an appearance at an event on Monday, but funny there are no pictures of her isn’t it? How about some pictures so we can know for ourselves if she is alive!!

  17. I thank her for the many years she has served the Supreme Court. It probably would be a good time to step down and take care of herself. I do think Justices and Senators should have term limitsheet too.

  18. What the hell its envitable she is 80 plus years old. Give it up ginsburg! This is a perfect example for term limit in offices. Any office connected to politican offices on the local, state and federal level. Make no mistake the democrooks use these positions to create laws to give them more control.

  19. When I was working and had a job I was required to be there if this woman cannot come to work then her paycheck needs to be cancelled and someone who can do the job appointed to her place…

      • PROBABLY CAN’T. IT IS [alas in this situation] A JOB FOR LIFE [unless you’re a fetus, even if one to be born in seconds, that makes you expendible].

  20. // WHATAYA KNOW //
    The Supreme Court
    might end up on
    the side of
    right!
    The Right Side
    The Side That’s Right
    THE
    SIDE OF
    OUR PRESIDENT
    DONALD J TRUMP

    Signed ////
    Stockton, California

  21. RBG Should retire while she still has a reputation left. If she hangs on, she will just become more of a controversial laughingstock who cannot do her job.

  22. Old photo of Ginsberg and a made up article by Democrats. democrats are covering up the TRUTH and I can’t believe the Supreme Court is going along with it. Talk about not having a real Justice Department. Does the Democrats own and control the Supreme Court?

  23. RBG should be FORCED to retire..! If she had any other job, this would be the rule….mandatory retirement when too old to do their job effectively..!

  24. The ultra-left will do anything they can to prop up that bitch and keep her on as long as they can as they are running scared as they know that Trump will nominate another conservative judge to replace her which will seal their doom and make it almost impossible to implement their communist agenda.

  25. I sure am not a fan of hers in any way. I think that she should retire and maybe get some piece before the day comes.At her age she does not have to be in the grind all the time. There is no way that she does not have the money to take care of herself.

        • GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE [even wrong ones like Ruth, and only G-d may judge her heart, we can judge her mind, which I believe to be dumb plus] WILL SEE AND REST IN THE KINGDOM OF G-D [and, Senior Lee, unless you reveal otherwise, you’ll be there,,,,unlike me]. MAY G-D BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
          Markie Parkie

      • Mark good people also go to hell. We are all sinners. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as our savior can we escape the fire of hell. His death on the cross and literal resurrection from the dead provides salvation to all whom admits being a sinner, believing in and calling upon Him. No good or bad conduct decides our salvation or lack of it. It cannot be earned, or lost after we receive it.

        • SIR [a/k/a True Believer],
          WHILE I DON’T AGREE WITH MUCH OF YOUR THEOLOGICAL BELIEFS, I WISH THERE WERE MORE OF YOU [and less secularists]. G-D BLESS.

        • Amen for the truth.Ginsberg is a liar as she had stated before the election that if Trump is elected that she would leave this country. You can’t stay on the SC if living abroad. Liars should not be on the court anyway.

  26. I pray for her health and that President (if he has to) choses well as a replacement. This is in God’s hands and I pray that everything goes according to His will!!

  27. Just like the Baby killers in congress (they claim they are innocent & dress in White), the clerks for Justice Ginsburg are doing her job( the job of a sitting Judge).Term limits for Congress and Age Limit for Judges !!!!

  28. The Democrats do not want her to go. They will prop her up with tree limbs to keep her upright if they have to. She could be dead and they wouldn’t say so.I don’t care what party you’re up for. When it’s time to go .go.

    • It was reported that she had died, then quickly retracted. She probably is dead. A newspaper had an ad by the DNC advertising for a RBG look a like and gave the height ,weight, features etc that they were looking for.
      I hear Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox playing in the background.

  29. Has it finally been confirmed she attended this event or is this fake news? Are you telling me that with the level of interest in her being so high that not one picture of her was taken of her leaving for the event, in attendance at the event, or leaving the event. I say: Impossible!

      • I do not wish her dead. I do want her out of the voting, if she cannot attend the Court gatherings to listen to all the arguments pro and con. An absentee vote by any judge is questionable.

  30. WELL WE ALL HAVE TO GO,SOONER OR LATER, AND SHE CAN’T TAKE THE MONEY WITH HER. NOW WE WILL GET SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN OUR COUNTRY AND,OUR MORALS,

  31. Ginsburg needs to retire now. She has had her time and now should relinquish the throne, before someone has to find her dead in her office. How horrible that would be for some young staffer.

  32. She needs to retire. Get a good republican in there that can do the job. We don’t need
    her there. She is not making America Great Great. We need someone that can help the country not tare it down.

      • Amen to that statement. During Obama’s last two years liberals tried persuading her to retire, so he could name her replacement. She held out because she was so sure H. Clinton would win, and she wanted to make history by having the first woman president to name her replacement. (preferably with another woman) When you make a deal with the devil, you should understand that GOD determines the outcome.

  33. Ginsburg, come out now. Not in mood for your little hide-and-seek game. If your law clerks do 95% of your work, then you should retire.

    There is no point to wait. Trump will win 2020. So long, sucker!

  34. If she not doing her job as she is not because you cannot when you are not there to question and see the peoples reaction you can not make a fair decision but heck the liberal judges have not done that for years they are making them on party lines not biased on the constitution and that is what they are supposed to be doing

  35. I want to see her in a video, with a paparazzi in the same pic and date and time stamped. They “said” she was out, so why didn’t someone provide pics or vids? I don’t believe it!

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