May 24, 2012

Should Justice Ginsburg Retire?

For more than a year, liberals have been calling for the nearly 80 year old Justice Ginsburg, a two-time cancer survivor, to retire during Obama’s term to prevent the possibility of a Republican president picking her predecessor. Chris Geidner of The Daily Beast explores the issue:
"Mitt Romney is currently polling close to or above President Obama in several key battleground states. If he were to unseat Obama this fall, and Ginsburg ... doesn’t feel she can continue through Romney’s first (or possibly second) term, should liberals fault her for potentially tilting the balance of the court for decades to come?”
Ultimately, Justice Ginsburg will have to determine on her own when she is ready to retire and for now, she shows no signs of being ready to leave the bench.