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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:04 PM

Prior to the election, there was speculation that Justice Ginsberg was going to retire

soon after the election.


Any idea if she still plans to?


I'm wondering if all the focus on Petraeus and the Fiscal Cliff is causing her to postpone her announcement until after the new year.

This won't be a net gain for us... Obama will appoint another liberal to keep the status quo... but it is still a VERY important pick, since this person will be there for decades presumably.


The real fun will come when Alito or Scalia dies/retires. Both are in their 70s. That will be a helluva nomination fight, no matter who the nominee is.

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Reply Prior to the election, there was speculation that Justice Ginsberg was going to retire (Original post)
scheming daemons Nov 2012 OP
still_one Nov 2012 #1
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #4
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #5
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #7
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #8
SheilaT Nov 2012 #9
scheming daemons Nov 2012 #10

Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. She should do it in two years before the next election

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:07 PM

2. I don't know if/when she will, but I've been sending Scalia coupons for KFC Double Downs and...

...I sincerely hope he's been taking advantage of the incredible bargain they offer to a consumer such as him.

PB

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:10 PM

3. Alito is 62

Kennedy is 76 and Breyer is 74....

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:15 PM

4. We'll see at least three go in the next four years. Expect some confirmation bullshit.

 

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:22 PM

5. Don't count on Scalia dying/retiring

It's my experience that people of Italian genetics live long lives, because they eat homemade, healthy food - lots of olive oil and fresh vegetables.
(I have no Italian heritage.)

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. They usually announce that in late spring at the end of the court session.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:34 PM

7. "Ginsburg has said ... that the president should not expect a retirement letter before 2015."

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:29 PM

8. Speculation about Justice Ginsberg

Reminds me of Luke Russert's question to Nancy Pelosi -re making room for younger generation.
Such questions are ghoulish and should be quelled unless/until the Justice announces.

It also reminds of then-Sen. Jim Bunning of KY saying that Justice Ginsberg would be dead in ca 6 months. Does anyone know or care what Jim Bunning thinks now?

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:44 PM

9. It's been my observation over the years that most

Supreme Court Justices stay on until they simply cannot possibly do the job any longer. Sandra Day O'Conner has probably lived longer in retirement than any justice in the past half century.

Maybe there's something so seductive about the job or the prestige that they just don't ever want to give it up.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:12 PM

10. Souter is in good health too

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