“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Justice Ginsburg’s ALLEGED dying wish.
Dimbulbs are screaming that the dying wish of an old lady cannot be violated according to Section 3 of the 28th Amendment of the Constitution, the “Dying Ol’ Lady” clause.
I say the quoted wish is ALLEGED because it is a case of “I heard someone who heard someone who heard the Justice said‘ this. Be that as it may, it’s the wording that I find curious.
Justice Ginsburg was a legal scholar. She understood the meaning of words. She ALLEGEDLY said that she wants a “NEW” president to appoint her replacement. If President Trump is reelected in a few weeks, he would NOT be a NEW president. What Justice Ginsburg would have requested is for her seat to REMAIN EMPTY FOR POSSIBLY OVER 4 YEARS! Note she didn’t say THE “NEXT” ELECTED PRESIDENT is installed. Justice Ginsburg would have known what she was saying and the consequences. I highly doubt she would have advocated for the Court to remain incomplete for years. Again, this points to a “hearsay” quote of the Justice.
But all the goofballs in congress and the fake news keep quoting that we need to strictly follow the 28th Amendment.
(There are only 27 Amendments)