Ginsburg Interview Proves Why Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is Necessary [VIDEO]

Ginsburg Interview Proves Why Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is Necessary [VIDEO]

Ginsburg Interview Proves Why Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Is Necessary [VIDEO]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no plans of retiring, just so everyone knows. So don’t expect her to hang up her robe anytime soon.

While in New York, seeing a play about her late colleague Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg revealed that she thinks she can stay on the court another five years.

“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said on Sunday. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.”

She has already hired law clerks for at least two more terms.

Ginsburg spoke in New York following a production of “The Originalist,” a play about the late Justice Antonin Scalia, at the 59E59 Theater.

She also paid tribute to Scalia.

“If I had my choice of dissenters when I was writing for the court, it would be Justice Scalia,” Ginsburg said, saying that the back and forth would help her form her arguments. “Sometimes it was like a ping-pong game.”

As a result, Ginsburg said, her landmark decision opening up the Virginia Military Institute to female cadets was her 18th draft.

While Ginsburg seems optimistic about her health and longevity, she is 85 years old with a history of both colon and pancreatic cancer, along with having a stent placed in an artery in 2014. Ginsburg reportedly takes excellent care of herself with a personal trainer, but even the best in diet and exercise can’t beat Father Time. Does she have another 5 years left in her? My gut says no, but she’s beaten two types of cancer and has the best in medical care. I’d say it’s a even bet at this moment.

She at least makes it to Christmas to see her cinema biopic get praised by all the critics (and probably barely seen by anyone else, as this is looks like a movie made for the Oscars and the critics).

But back to reality. We really ought to thank Ginsburg for her timely reminder of why Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court is absolutely essential. If she isn’t going anywhere, then Kavanaugh’s confirmation is especially important. Until – and if – we can ever get away from the SCOTUS interpreting law to make new law, it is critical that those interpreting the law hold up as much of the Founders’ original intent as possible.

And Republicans are looking committed to this fight.


It’s going to get ugly. I hope the Kavanaugh family is prepared for how deranged it will become. I do think it will happen, though, because so far absolutely nothing has come up to make me think otherwise, even if the media elites are horrified over the cost of baseball season tickets.

Maybe we should thank Justice Ginsburg for reminding us all that while President Trump may give us heartburn and headaches, his SCOTUS picks are infinitely preferable to ANYONE that a President Hillary would have chosen.

And maybe we should thank Justice Ginsburg for the reminder of why we need to be prepared for those future SCOTUS picks… and the person who should be making them.


Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection had this to say about Ginsburg’s comments:

Trump replacing Ginsburg would be a particularly bitter loss for liberals.

Ginsburg is their Scalia.

I’m a little surprised by Ginsburg’s 5-year plan. My expectation was that she would retire in the summer of 2020, a presidential election year. That would motivate liberals, and would present conservatives with a test of the Merrick Garland doctrine — that a president doesn’t get a vote on a Supreme Court nomination close to a presidential election.

Retiring in the summer of 2020 would be Notorious RBG’s way of going out in style.

I really do believe that one of the tipping points in the 2016 election was the fact that there was a SCOTUS seat that was going to be filled almost immediately. It would be a beautiful and delicious irony if Ginsburg manages to hang on that long and Trump wins, or if she hangs on even longer and ends up with a President Nikki Haley to choose her successor.

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  • Brian Swisher says:

    Is it just me, or is she beginning to look like one of Jeff Dunham’s puppets?

  • MikeyParks says:

    In five years she’ll be in a retirement home wearing a terry cloth bib at the dinner table.

  • GWB says:

    her landmark decision opening up the Virginia Military Institute to female cadets was her 18th draft
    So the first 17 times you wrote it, you couldn’t even muster the piss-poor arguments you finally went with?

    a president doesn’t get a vote on a Supreme Court nomination close to a presidential election
    That wouldn’t be what the “Garland” doctrine would be, at all. Not a bit. It’s because 0bama was totally a lame duck at that point. He wasn’t going to be the President at all come January, no matter who won. That doesn’t apply to a re-election. (Though it might if Trump were to lose – or forego – the nomination in 2020.)

    Someone really needs to start sneaking up on this woman and yelling “Boo!”

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