Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hanging on to her Supreme Court seat for dear life.
She’s hoping she won’t be forced into retirement.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg got one piece of news that keeps her awake at night.
Ginsburg is the oldest member of the Supreme Court at 87 years old and many people her age would be looking to retire.
Yet she is insisting that she can fulfill her duties as Justice at “full steam” and keeps up an “active daily routine” even as she starts a new course of chemotherapy for her fifth battle with cancer.
She was also hospitalized to remove gallstones and treat an infection last week.
She knows that if she has to step down now, President Trump will very likely be able to replace her before the election as Republicans control the Senate.
If Joe Biden wins the presidency, she’ll be able to retire knowing that he will be able to replace her with another justice just as far-left as she is.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said back in February that he would fill a seat and Trump’s White House agreed.
“I can’t imagine that if he had a vacancy on the Supreme Court that he would not very quickly make the appointment and look for the Senate to take quick action,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday.
When Justice Antonin Scalia unexpectedly died in 2016, Barack Obama’s nominee to the court was blocked by Senate Republicans until after the election, but Senate Democrats could not block the nomination alone.
Trump has even announced that he would release a list of potential conservative SCOTUS nominees.
“I will be releasing a new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees, which may include some, or many of those already on the list, by September 1, 2020. If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice…” Trump wrote on Twitter.
No names on Trump’s list have yet been released but it is probably similar to the list he publicized earlier in his presidency.
The current Supreme Court has made a number of rulings in recent days that have gone against Republicans.
“Trump’s announcement came soon after a pair of SCOTUS decisions that were seen as blows to conservative social and fiscal policies. The court found that LGBT Americans enjoy workplace protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and that Trump had overstepped his authority in attempting to end the DACA immigration program by executive order.” The Daily Caller reported.
The Supreme Court is one of the most powerful branches of the government and it is important to make sure Democrats don’t have total control over it.
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