Justice Ginsburg Takes a Fall,
Maybe Should Consider a Dignified Exit
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital after falling in her office Wednesday night, the court announced in a statement on Thursday. [This is at least the third].
Ginsburg, 85, went home after the fall but continued to experience “discomfort overnight” and went to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday. Tests revealed she fractured three ribs and she “was admitted for observation and treatment,” according to the statement.
Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the court, has served on the high bench for more than 25 years after being appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. She is one of the liberal justices on the court.
She wrote the first opinion of the Supreme Court’s term this year on age discrimination. Known for her work ethic, the action marked the third consecutive year in which Ginsburg has authored the first opinion of the term. Chief Justice John Roberts has remarked in the past about Ginsburg’s speedy delivery of opinions.
‘Feeling fine’ at 85: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fends off retirement
Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she intended to stay on the bench for at least five more years.
During the Financial crisis of 2008 and after, she was the only Justice that thought that Bond holders being subverted to Stockholders at Chrysler and GM should at least be reviewed in light of some severe consequences in Teachers retirement funds…the other justices refused…she HAD common sense. And I am not one of her ideological fans.
That being said, she has had outbursts that have revealed her extreme Progressive leanings and her recent medical history indicate that she has reached a point of her personal MARVIN K. MOONEY moment; and that time is NOW.
We all get to a point in time where we must be objective and understand that our physical well being affects not only our ability to get things done physically, but also in other pursuits. Although I disagree with you Philosophically, I have respected you, please do not go out as an embarrassment to your past, because it’s moving that way. We have already seen Retired Justice Stevens go that way writing anti Constitutional Op Eds that even some staunch Liberals blanched at.