posted by March 2 at 9:13 AMon
Is liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—the only woman on the court—seriously ill?
Justice Ginsburg slowly collected her things and carefully left the courtroom. Justice Souter lingered behind at his chair, waiting to walk alongside her—almost as if he wanted to see if she needed assistance.
It was strikingly odd. I was standing next to Jim Vincini of Reuters, and we looked at each other with some alarm. No one could recall seeing Ginsburg in such slow motion, and it immediately begged the question of her health—which of course begs the question of whether any of the justices are going to be leaving the court anytime soon and give George W. Bush his third nomination.
Holy crap—a third Supreme Court pick for George Bush? Fucking hell. I’m off to go say the rosary for Ginsburg.