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Old 11-13-2019, 02:47 PM
Shodan is offline
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Originally Posted by Hermitian View Post
I am not sure if there is any other thread on the SDMB that causes such terror when it is bumped.
I think it is the recognition that there is a real risk that Ginsberg will die or retire* while Trump is still President and the GOP controls the Senate. A 5-4 court is bad enough. A 6-3 court is something they don't even want to think about.

Regards,
Shodan

*OK, probably not retire. The only way she will leave the Court is feet-first. But she's 85, has had multiple bouts with cancer, and 85 year olds don't bounce back from even minor illness the way a younger person does.

I don't wish her any ill, but the title of this thread is a real question.