Ruth Ginsburg recently ‘obscured the truth about her health,’ Politico reported. Is she telling ‘the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth’ this time?
July 30, 2020
American Digest – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been admitted to hospitalized once again after undergoing a “non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure,” a SCOTUS spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday evening.
Ginsburg, 87, was last admitted to the hospital roughly two weeks ago for an infection. She also revealed that she has been receiving treatment for liver cancer for several months as well.
The court statement said:
“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019. According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection.”
Further details about Ginsburg’s latest health episode have not been released, but the court revealed that Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” … Read more.
Health of Ruth Bader Ginsburg fuels anxiety, preparations
Repeated hospitalizations of US Supreme Court justice thrust her into presidential race, with makeup of bench on the line
Times of Israel | July 31, 2020
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a darling of the American left and an increasingly frail octogenarian, is taking center stage ahead of this year’s presidential election, with the Supreme Court’s balance hanging on her seemingly faltering health.
Ginsburg’s liver cancer — and recent repeat trips to the hospital due to bile duct infection — has Washington’s political class on tenterhooks, with her every medical procedure causing major hand-wringing, not to mention a variety of contingency plans.
Ginsburg was hospitalized yet again on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct stent,” as her doctors assured the public that such things were “common occurrences.”
Should the 87-year-old, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy, leave the bench, US President Donald Trump would move quickly to name a successor, with the Republican-led Senate likely to confirm the nomination in equally record speed as the November 3 election draws near.
This would cement a conservative majority on the court, which has final say on a number of the touchiest subjects dividing America — from abortion to fire arms, civil rights to the death penalty.
Although five of the court’s nine justices are conservative, it is not uncommon for at least one of them to vote with the progressive bloc, resulting in several recent decisions favorable to liberals.
Just a few examples: The court recently struck down a restrictive abortion law, and extended rights to gay and transgender workers.
Such decisions, Trump tweeted in June, meant one thing to the president: “we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court.”
He has promised to publish a list by September 1 of conservative candidates from which he would chose if elected to a second term — but also, no doubt, should Ginsburg leave her post in the meantime.
Hugely popular with Democrats, Ginsburg has become a feminist hero and an unintentional social media icon fondly known as “The Notorious RBG,” a riff on slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
Despite assurances from the court that the justice is “resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week,” the left’s anxiety is palpable.
Prayers and warm wishes have flooded social media, with fans crossing their fingers that Ginsburg will be able to hold on at least until November, when Democrats hope to elect former vice president Joe Biden to the White House.
The right is pushing for Trump’s list to include candidates even more conservative than those he suggested during his 2016 campaign … Read more.