Liberals everywhere let out a collective gasp when it was announced on Wednesday that Justice Anthony Kennedy would be retiring next month. While the Reagan appointee hasn’t necessarily been a liberal justice, he has largely been seen as a swing vote over his career, handing down decisions that have made both conservatives and liberals happy.
But his retirement means that President Donald Trump gets to appoint a decidedly right wing justice in Kennedy’s seat, tilting the balance of the court in a conservative direction for at least a generation. People fear that issues such as marriage equality, abortion rights, corporate involvement in our democracy…
And Robert Mueller’s case against the President may all be in jeopardy.
Since this announcement, attention has turned to another member of the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Bader Ginsburg is one of the decidedly liberal justices on the bench, and she is eighty-five years old. She has made it clear that she has no intention of stepping down anytime soon, especially with Trump in office.
However, given her advanced age, naturally there are those who are worried about her health.
Well, on Wednesday, Julie Cohen, the director of the documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg entitled RBG, posted this photo on Twitter…
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) June 27, 2018
People fangirled over Ginsburg…
@DartDClark how does she have more core strength than me?????
— Kalhan F. Rosenblatt (@KalhanR) June 27, 2018
Notorious RBG. She’s a badass.
— ️ (@bricritchfield) June 27, 2018
Our Hero! She rocks!
— Blonde Sports Lover (@lori_stella75) June 27, 2018
— kim sofia (@KreepyKimSofia) June 28, 2018
You rock Notorious RBG!
— Leslie Viente (@lviente) June 28, 2018
Ginsburning it pic.twitter.com/46ARGoQKbv
— Freedom61 (@Homeoffree61) June 28, 2018
The notorious RBG is such a rock star!
— Rowena Ravenclaw (@RowenaResists) June 27, 2018
While others came up with ways to help keep her health on track…
— Chris Cerrone (@ChrisCerrone15) June 28, 2018
Some of us are considering a GoFundMe for a hyperbaric chamber for #RBG. I believe those are supposed to help with longevity. We need a 24/7 health and fitness detail for her.
— _pril Phillips (@AprilMPhillips) June 27, 2018
I'm willing to donate any organ she might conceivably need.
— paksiegurlie (@paksiegurlie) June 28, 2018
I'm type O- and don't live far away from her.
— ChrisB (@Chriswb71) June 28, 2018
I’m happy to ship pallets of centrum silver women 50+ vitamins.
— Neenz (@NPuricelli) June 28, 2018
Protect her at all costs!
— Lauren On KX (@LaurenOnKX) June 28, 2018
The fate of democratic survival is on her shoulders… no big deal.