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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Retire From The Supreme Court

Amid massive health problems and misfortunes, including a a nasty fall in November that fractured three of her ribs and, most recently, surgery to remove “malignant” growths from her lungs, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is said to be retiring from her position on the Supreme Court so that she can focus on her recovery.

With Ginsburg out, yet another open SCOTUS slot will be filled by President Trump, which makes that a total of three during his first term in office.

In April, Justice Neil Gorsuch succeeded his mentor Antonin Scalia and took a seat on the highest court in the land. Just a few months ago in October, Brett Kavanaugh was appointed after a nasty confirmation process that resulted in his character and reputation being defamed by numerous sexual assault accusations.

In January, paramedics were called to the Washington home of 63-year-old Justice Sonia Sotomayor because she was experiencing symptoms of low blood sugar, according to Politico. Sotomayor has been battling Type 1 diabetes most of her life.

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