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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 year ago

Why didn't Ginsburg resign when Obama was still in office instead of waiting until a republican was in charge of appointing her replacement?

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  • Andy F
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    Don't know. I admire her a lot, but I wonder if she would have served the country better, and her own values better, by doing what you suggest. Of course, Obama might have found it difficult to impossible to get a successor for her confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate.

    Remember what happened when Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court after Scalia's death in early 2016. The Senate Republicans, under the leadership of Mitch McConnell, refuse to even hold hearings on Garland's qualifications before the November 2016 election, and when Trump won the election, it was clear the next Supreme Court appointee would be someone nominated by the GOP.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland_Supr...

    Ginsburg may have figured that the same thing would happen to anyone Obama chose to replace her, if she'd retired on his watch.

    -- democratic socialist

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  • Nathan
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    I hope that she heads back to the Supreme Court soon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    She saw what happened with Scalia's replacement.

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  • Ibredd
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    But Hillary was supposed to have won

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  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    She was trying to break a record for the longest serving Justice and that was more important to her. Plus her husband died and she didn't want to be bored sitting at home in a rocker with her cat.

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  • 1 year ago

    My crystal ball is shut down because of the government close

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Cause she's a brave strong woman

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  • 1 year ago

    Many Democrats didn't like or trust Obama as they pretended to be one big happy family to fool the electorate. It seems that Ginsburg didn't trust Obama to make a good choice. Plus, Ginsburg loves all the adulation she gets from fawning Liberals.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Why do you select one of the women?

    • Say WA?!?
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      Because she is the oldest and the one closest to the grave.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Good question.

    • Ron
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Simple answer is, McConnell

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