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Justice Ginsburg, 'Alive and Well'

By Robert Barnes
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear that she is not contemplating retirement, even though she recently was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg made a point of not missing any of the court's most recent oral arguments, despite undergoing surgery on Feb. 5. Less than three weeks later, she returned to work, and, on Feb. 24, was in the front row as President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress.

"First, I wanted people to see that the Supreme Court isn't all male," Ginsburg told the newspaper on Thursday. "I also wanted them to see I was alive and well, contrary to that senator who said I'd be dead within nine months."

Ginsburg was referring to Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who had told a GOP gathering in his state that Obama would soon need to appoint a new justice because Ginsburg was suffering from a "bad kind" of cancer and would not recover. He later apologized if his comments "offended" Ginsburg and said he was glad to see her back at work.

Doctors removed two small growths from Ginsburg's pancreas, one of which was benign, along with her spleen. They said the cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes. Ginsburg survived colon cancer a decade ago, and has released more details of her illnesses than other justices have disclosed in the past. She has not said what treatment she is undergoing.

Ginsburg will turn 76 later this month, and indicated to the paper that her intention is not to retire for years. She has said in the past that her role model is Justice Louis Brandeis, who, like Ginsburg, joined the court when he was 60. He served until he was 82.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 6, 2009; 11:28 AM ET
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Posted by: scrivener50 | March 6, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Justice Ginsburg:

You are an inspiration.

Out on the streets and in the halls of power, a great evil is destroying the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Americans...

...a series of covert "programs" hiding behind innocuous-sounding publicly-funded projects and volunteer organizations.

This "American Gestapo" is a creation of the executive branch. It has quietly subverted the rule of law in America, enbaled by the naivete of well-meaning liberals who think "it can't happen here."

You and I know better. Once again, the nation looks to the judicial branch to restore law and order, because Congress and the White House have yet to acknowledge this evil, which already has eroded our democracy.

***

THE BUSH TORTURE MEMOS WERE NOT JUST WORDS ON PAPER.

THE PROGRAMS THEY AUTHORIZED REMAIN IN FORCE...

INCLUDING DOMESTIC TORTURE, COMMUNITY GANG STALKING, AND 'PROGRAMS OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL DESTRUCTION' THAT HELPED SINK THE ECONOMY:


* Silent, covert microwave radiation weapons assaults on innocent but "targeted" U.S. citizens;

* Terroristic vigilante community gang stalking, surreptitious home entry, police-tolerated vandalism;

* Secret federal "programs of personal financial destruction."

WHEN WILL OUR LEADERS DISMANTLE THIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL 'EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK'...

...comprised of federal agencies, local law enforcement, and an army of ideologically-motivated citizen vigilantes, fronted by government-funded community policing and volunteer organizations.

This "extrajudicial punishment network" has usurped police powers and is violating the constitutional rights of Americans coast-to-coast.

It must be dismantled, and those who have violated civil and human rights must be brought to justice.


http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://www.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 6, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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