The Risks, Rewards Of Ginsburg Staying On The Bench
Both sides of the aisle are discussing the importance of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent health procedure and whether she'll continue working.By Erik Shute | November 27, 2014
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to make a full recovery after a heart procedure Wednesday. However, that didn’t pause a political gut reaction to her hospitalization with many mulling over her replacement.
At 81, Ginsburg is the oldest sitting justice and considered a primary leader of the court’s liberal wing.
Several sources noted the timing of the justice’s operation was key — just three weeks after Republicans gained control of Congress during midterm elections. Creating another liberal vacancy by Ginsburg’s departure wouldn’t be ideal for Democrats. (Video via Voice of America)