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Washington(CNN) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Friday night after experiencing chills and a fever earlier in the day, the Supreme Court said in a statement Saturday.
Ginsburg, 86, was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, before being transferred to Hopkins for further evaluation and treatment. The Supreme Court justice expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.
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that is one of the bigger things trump could accomplish if she retires as Bryer is even older and also left leaning on the court that would shift the court from mostly middle of the road balance to a possible 6-3 conservative majority(with roberts i guess as still a posible swing vote) as well as allowing Clarence to retire which is even more likely if trump gets his 2nd term
Why is this seat more important than Scalia’s or Kennedy’s? If Trump fills Ginsburg’s seat, it will be the first time this president has the opportunity to shift a seat on the court from a strong liberal to a staunch conservative. Although such a shift has happened before, it is at best debatable whether it has happened on such an already conservative court. Let’s take a look. Marshall to Thomas The only comparable ideological shift occurred when Justice Thurgood Marshall stepped down from the court and Justice Clarence Thomas replaced him. The polarity of difference in these justices’ views cannot be overstated. Marshall was a pillar of liberalism in the Warren and Burger Court years, while Thomas has been arguably the most conservative justice of this generation. This difference is measurable as well. A justice’s vote can be viewed as most consequential when it shifts the outcome of a decision. We see this in cases decided by one vote, in which a shifted vote would switch the outcome from one side to the other.
originally posted by: VeeTNA
a reply to: Fallingdown
Get well Ruth, just please please step down . Life’s too short don’t go out angry .
She's not 'angry'.