The Supreme Court has largely been in the back of most people’s minds after Democrats won the House of Representatives last year and plunged the country into a government shutdown that lasted over a month.
But one Supreme Court Justice fell off the radar last year and their absence caused several rumors to fly.
After about two months, however, the mystery was finally solved as this Justice revealed their plans for the future.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been out of the public eye for weeks.
After recovering from an operation to treat cancer late last year, Justice Ginsburg has remained out of the news, recovering privately in Washington and New York.
Her absence was largely ignored by the media, who spent the past month covering Nancy Pelosi taking over as Speaker of the House, as well as the Federal government shutdown which just recently ended.
But Ginsburg’s absence triggered several rumors about her health, as well as her personal plans for the court’s future.
However, this week Ginsburg emerged at last.
The Daily Caller reported, “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 has been considered a potential candidate for retirement over the past month, as her age and personal health led to rumors that she may be stepping down.
“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,” reported the Daily Caller.
“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,” added the Daily Caller.
Had Ginsburg announced her retirement, the seat would have been President Trump’s third Supreme Court nomination since being elected President in 2016. His previous appointments were Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Ginsburg is famous in left-leaning circles for her overwhelmingly progressive record on the nation’s highest court. She is routinely considered among the most liberal judges in the country.
The admiration the left holds for Ginsburg is second to none among judicial posts in the country.
Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton for a seat on the Supreme Court and has served as a justice since August 1993.
Ginsburg, who is 85, has stressed that she wishes to continue to serve on the Supreme Court as long as she is healthy enough to do so.
She has repeatedly stated her desire to serve on the Supreme Court as long as former Justice John Paul Stevens did, who retired at the age of 90 after serving on the court for 35 years. That would mean she plans to stay on the court until her 95th birthday in 2028.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.