Justice Ginsburg Has Pancreatic Cancer

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    I hope she does ok.

    Justice Ginsburg Has Pancreatic Cancer, 75-Year-Old Supreme Court Justice Undergoes Surgery After Tumor Discovered Last Month - CBS News
     
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    damn, prayers for her recovery
    cancer is an aweful thing to have
     
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    pancreatic cancer is pretty awful, too. My mom's father died of it when she was 16 and he was gone six weeks after he was diagnosed. Treatment hasn't progressed that much since then, but she's at Sloan-Kettering, so I'm sure she's getting the best possible care.
     
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    Pancratic cancer is a tough one to beat. It does look like they caught it very early, so she may actually have a chance to beat it. Wishing the best for her.
     
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    As always.. you hope the best for this person... not something you wish to see anyone go thru
     
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    She was holding out for Obama to get in anyways! Can't say I agreed with her on many opinions, but then again I don't like many opinions of Scalia's also. Yep originalism is a great concept, too bad Mr. Scalia you only keep to it to promote your beliefs and abandon it anytime it goes against it!

    I hope Ginsburg pulls through, but its about time from her to set down. I just hope Obama doesn't appoint some crazy leftist! I assume he will put in someone like Ginsburg,
     
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    I wish her good luck. That's a nasty cancer.
     
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    its a good thing she doesnt have universal healthcared...it would have taken another 8 months for them to catch it


    hope she makes it
     
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    While I am sympthetic to Ruth Ginsberg's plight, and especially grateful for her having stayed long enogh to give Obama the chance to appoint her sucessor, I am quite certain Obama won't have too much trouble finding a suitable replacement.

    Good luck, Ruth, and God bless.
     
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    Justicies That Are Not Going to be replaced in Next 8 yr:
    Robert - C - 54; Staying put
    Souter - L - 69; Probably going no where
    Alito - C - 58; Staying put
    Thomas - C- 60; Probably Not retiring in the next 8 yrs

    So that is 3 C & 1 L that are probably going no where

    Probably Will Be Replaced in the Next 8 yrs:
    Scalia - C - 72 Seems in good health, but will be 80. Good riddens hypocrite. You have a good philosophy, now follow it.
    Breyer - L - 70

    1 C and 1L that will probably movemove

    Out For Sure:
    Ginsburg - L - 75; even without the cancer
    Stevens - L - 88; Should have been forced to retire a while back
    Kennedy - Swing Vote - 72; the Man's looking old

    2 L and 1 Swing that are done foresure

    So Obama will replace to old libs with 2 young libs and 1 swing voter with a solid lib. With no other changes the count would be a solid 5-4 in the liberal corner, which you know he will put the far of the far of the far left on the Supreme Court. If he gets to replace Scalia he will get a strong 6-3 liberal SC!
     

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