Democrats are struggling these days. Therefore, those representing progressive social ideas are increasingly concerned about the balance of points of view on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Their agita would be eased if this Democratic president could nominate the next justice for the court. That means that the current 81-year-old justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would retire. So far, no dice.
Now there could be movement on that front. As Tony Mauro reports in the Legal Times, "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 'resting comfortably' after undergoing a heart catheterization procedure on Wednesday ..."
The pressure for her retirement could ease up since her heart has been brought up to standard. Or, this development could accelerate the campaign to have her go on to another phase of career. No one assumes she will just hang it all up.
Some are positioning her retirement as a must-do for the cause of liberal ideology.