Deplorable Pheoma
She's a tough old lady
Fri Nov 9, 2018 11:02am

I think she'll hang on too.

But is there actually a requirement to show up for work? I'm not familiar with how that all works in the SC. McCain was senator until the day he died. If that is the same for SC justices, then she should have no problem. But then not showing up skews the court almost as bad as being replaced by the wrong person.

Of course no one knows what happens in 2020.

  • long as she can still get there. It'll take more than three broken ribs -- even at her age -- for her to relinquish her seat. Can she hang on for another two years? I think she can.
    • She's a tough old lady — Deplorable Pheoma, Fri Nov 9 11:02am
      • She is the oldest jurist on the SC at 85....wondering, Sat Nov 10 12:48am
        and I'm sure she has no plans to retire. It's a lifetime job, and she has never missed any argument sessions, even after being treated for colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009. Nor did... more
        • AND....wondering, Sat Nov 10 1:00am
          In 2014, doctors placed a stent in her right coronary artery to improve blood flow after she reported discomfort following routine exercise. She was released from a hospital the next day.
      • to work as soon as the SCOTUS meets again, which is in a couple of weeks. My Mum broke ribs just turning quickly. She had such severe osteoporosis from major calcium depletion due to some... more
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