Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized with Infection

 

2020 continues to keep things interesting.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken to the hospital and treated for a possible infection, according to a court spokeswoman.

“Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection,” spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday. “She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills. She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”

Ginsburg is 87 and has a long history of health issues. She is a four-time cancer survivor, had a nonsurgical gallbladder treatment in May, and missed oral arguments in January 2019 due to lung surgery.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:23 PM PDT
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  2. cdor Member
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    Some people see irony while others see idiocy.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  3. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Someone posted about how the worst is yet to come in 2020. It’s here. In the midst of all this insanity, throw in a SCOTUS nomination. Unbelievable. Where is SMOD when we need it?

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:33 PM PDT
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  4. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I hope Ms Ginsburg’s health returns quickly and that she is safe and comfortable. I also wish she would retire. At least the sh*tstorm we would get would be familiar.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:36 PM PDT
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  5. Belt Member

    It may be uncharitable, but I predict that if RBG were to leave the Supreme Court soon (for whatever reason) that Progressive would riot in the streets of DC and the city would be under martial law for months.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:42 PM PDT
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  6. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Belt (View Comment):

    It may be uncharitable, but I predict that if RBG were to leave the Supreme Court soon (for whatever reason) that Progressive would riot in the streets of DC and the city would be under martial law for months.

    And Mitch would ram the new nomination through.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:44 PM PDT
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  7. Gary Robbins Reagan

    The biggest question is if Trump would want to hit for the fences by nominating ACB who will lose the votes of Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, or if he would pick a “safer” nominee.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:47 PM PDT
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  8. Manny Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

    Boy do you misunderstand the electorate. Do you realize the gratitude the ones who care about SCOTUS would feel if that happened? It would ride Trump to a landslide win. 

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:49 PM PDT
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  9. Manny Member

    I wish her well. And I wish the court gets another Conservative judge. 

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:51 PM PDT
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  10. Weeping Member

    Praying for her health and safety. The country doesn’t need this fight at the moment. We’ve got enough going on right now.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  11. I Walton Member

    Is Barrett likely to be nominated? It would be fantastic, but the liberal press will go after her relentlessly with venom. She’s solid as a rock, modest, and incredibly smart. Can’t have Supreme Court folks like that can we?

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:05 PM PDT
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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    Is Barrett likely to be nominated? It would be fantastic, but the liberal press will go after her relentlessly with venom. She’s solid as a rock, modest, and incredibly smart. Can’t have Supreme Court folks like that can we?

    They would go to new lengths to destroy her and her family. It’s not something I’d put my family through, but maybe she’s made of sterner stuff.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:10 PM PDT
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  13. James Gawron Thatcher
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    ACB

    Gary,

    Trump doesn’t triangulate like all the never Trumpers. That’s why I like him. ACB it is.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:14 PM PDT
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  14. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    Is Barrett likely to be nominated? It would be fantastic, but the liberal press will go after her relentlessly with venom. She’s solid as a rock, modest, and incredibly smart. Can’t have Supreme Court folks like that can we?

    They’ll go after Cocaine Mitch. A SCOTUS nomination coming up during an election year? Expect to hear the name Merrick Garland at least twice a second.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:17 PM PDT
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  15. HeavyWater Coolidge

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Belt (View Comment):

    It may be uncharitable, but I predict that if RBG were to leave the Supreme Court soon (for whatever reason) that Progressive would riot in the streets of DC and the city would be under martial law for months.

    And Mitch would ram the new nomination through.

    Let’s hope.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:21 PM PDT
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  16. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    They would go to new lengths to destroy her and her family. It’s not something I’d put my family through, but maybe she’s made of sterner stuff.

    I can’t imagine anyone wanting to go through the horrors of the scrutiny public officials are forced to endure in Washington D.C. It’s not enough for every single private detail of your entire life to come out, but then the national press repeats the rumors and lies perpetrated by those who oppose the nomination. It’s almost impossible to refute something that isn’t true once the story is planted. Years ago we had a foreign exchange student living with us during the Thomas hearings. As part of her education we faithfully watched the senate hearings, but I was extremely embarrassed for her to hear the unproved allegations made by Anita Hill. High stakes politics brings out the snarling animals licking their lips as they lap up the blood of their opponents.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  17. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

    You win the prize for broken record.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  18. WI Con Member
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    Weeping (View Comment):

    Praying for her health and safety. The country doesn’t need this fight at the moment. We’ve got enough going on right now.

    The fight is here, whether we want it/need it or not. You’re more generous than me, I don’t wish her well at all. Hopefully this barnacle-like collection of geriatrics in government get the hint and will leave at a reasonable age. If that takes her being replaced by an Amy Coney Barret – so much the better.

    I don’t worship at the alter of “Youth!” or “Public Servants” that should be taking their last years with loved ones, hobbies and their religion.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 4:51 PM PDT
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  19. Weeping Member

    WI Con (View Comment):

    Weeping (View Comment):

    Praying for her health and safety. The country doesn’t need this fight at the moment. We’ve got enough going on right now.

    The fight is here, whether we want it/need it or not. You’re more generous than me, I don’t wish her well at all. Hopefully this barnacle-like collection of geriatrics in government get the hint and will leave at a reasonable age. If that takes her being replaced by an Amy Coney Barret – so much the better.

    I don’t worship at the alter of “Youth!” or “Public Servants” that should be taking their last years with loved ones, hobbies and their religion.

    I suspect you’re right – sigh. Doesn’t mean I can’t hope that this particular one will be postponed for a bit. 

     

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    • July 14, 2020, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  20. Giulietta Coolidge

    I wish RBG well. She has been incredibly gracious towards Kavanaugh which was classy and kind of her in the wake of the scorched earth campaign he endured during his confirmation.

    However, she seems incredibly frail physically and even if she is extremely sharp mentally, when are we going to confront the question of whether lifetime appointments for justices are still appropriate? People live far longer now than they ever have and that point needs to be addressed. I wonder whether shorter terms would help alleviate some of the animosity around the appointment process, not to mention the self-imposed stress that justices like RBG place on themselves to stay on because of political considerations. Had Clinton been elected, RBG would have retired 3 years ago.

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  21. Jim McConnell Member
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

    You win the prize for broken record.

    Gary has been living on hope since 2016. I wonder why the never-Trumpers do not consider the alternative: Would the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer crowd be an improvement? Over anything?

    I just read KDW’s rant on Trump on NRO this morning. Unhinged.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 5:38 PM PDT
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  22. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

    You win the prize for broken record.

    Gary has been living on hope since 2016. I wonder why the never-Trumpers do not consider the alternative: Would the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer crowd be an improvement? Over anything?

    Policy-wise Biden would be a strong step down. But the benefit would be the political end of Trump and Trumpism. See Kevin Williamson’s piece today at the National Review. https://www.nationalreview.com/the-tuesday/price-trump-presidency-government-political-system-civic-culture-degraded/

    I just read KDW’s rant on Trump on NRO this morning. Unhinged.

    Funny, I found Kevin Williamson to be right on point. I suggest that you read it and decide for yourself. https://www.nationalreview.com/the-tuesday/price-trump-presidency-government-political-system-civic-culture-degraded/

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  23. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Is Ruth Rasputin? Or is it CGI? I can’t believe she is still alive

     

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    • July 14, 2020, at 7:05 PM PDT
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  24. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    I can’t wait for a new judical appointment!

    So much mudslinging and nastiness… I love it!

    It will be a tragedy and a comedy.

     

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    • July 14, 2020, at 7:10 PM PDT
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  25. Brandon Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Ironically, if RBG were to step off of the Court and ACB were confirmed, this could give less reason to vote for Trump, as there won’t be any obvious vacancies.

    This is the most “you” comment I’ve seen on Ricochet: myopic, cynical, and passive-aggressive. Bravo.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 7:11 PM PDT
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  26. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    As someone with an advanced degree in psychology, I advise you not to reward behavior you wish to extinguish. 

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    • July 14, 2020, at 7:37 PM PDT
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  27. philo Member

    Belt (View Comment): …that Progressive would riot in the streets…

    You ain’t seen nothing yet:

     

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    • July 14, 2020, at 7:54 PM PDT
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  28. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    As someone with an advanced degree in psychology, I advise you not to reward behavior you wish to extinguish.

    Mea culpa.

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    • July 14, 2020, at 8:03 PM PDT
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  29. James Gawron Thatcher
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    philo (View Comment):

    Belt (View Comment): …that Progressive would riot in the streets…

    You ain’t seen nothing yet:

     

    Philo,

    Never thought I’d be listening to this again.

    It never ends well for the riders on the storm. Here we go again.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 15, 2020, at 1:03 AM PDT
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  30. Marjorie Reynolds Coolidge

    Giulietta (View Comment):

    I wish RBG well. She has been incredibly gracious towards Kavanaugh which was classy and kind of her in the wake of the scorched earth campaign he endured during his confirmation.

    She has been gracious to be fair to her.
    I don’t want the oul bird to drop off the twig either, just to retire. Unless Biden wins in November, in that case I hope she’ll live forever. 

     

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    • July 15, 2020, at 3:28 AM PDT
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