When will Justice Ginsburg's papers be available?

We know it will not be in 100 years.

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Last year, a rumor spread that Justice Ginsburg would lock down her papers for 100 year after she left the bench. Fortunately, this rumor was "not true." But we do not know when the papers will be made available. Will she follow the lead of Thurgood Marshall or Harry Blackmun, and make the papers available immediately? If so, there will be records on pending cases available the the public. Plus, we can learn what has happened at the Court over the past two decades. (Someone check if Linda Greenhouse is already camping out at the Library of Congress.)

One related thought. I presume that Justice Ginsburg was the source of at least some of Joan Biskupic's leaks. With RBG gone, Joan's sources may dry up. We'll see if she publishes another series of exposes next summer, without RBG. Of course, silence could also reflect the success of my ultimatum to the Chief. We may never know

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  1. If people miss RBG so much I have a proposal that basically will make it as if she never left. Create an computer simulation of her that will remain on the bench and take over where she left off. Now this sounds hard and super technical but its really not in her case I can write a program that can basically recreate her rulings with close to if not 100% accuracy. In fact in the spirit of bipartisanship I’ll do it right now for you guys. Check it out..just replace the words with the proper punctuation.

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  2. Of course, silence could also reflect the success of my ultimatum to the Chief.

    Wow. Delusions of grandeur.

    1. Josh is joking here. Unfortunately he’s usually serious and actually delusional.

  3. Delusions of adequacy, harbored by a substandard, obsolete culture war casualty.

  4. I bet you ask for relatives wills to be read before a funeral.

    1. Is that a thing with Aspies?

      1. This is, I hear, what is known as an ableist insult, these days.

  5. Over/Under – are RBJ’s papers or Trump’s tax returns made public first? I dont care, but I will take over/under bets on when Trump finally loses (maybe in a perp walk) his fight to conceal his tax returns. But, but, but, he wants to release them, except for those pesky audits. I’m pretty sure the U.S. Supreme Court trumps the IRS. So, he is now free of those damning audit limitations. He must be ecstatic. Over – the tax returns are produced and public, Trump is indicted, Eric and/or Don seek asylum in North Korea, and Jared/Ivanka move to Israel.

    1. I doubt Trump’s returns contain anything illegal, only embarrassing. Obama weaponized the IRS to go after adversaries. He also used the FBI and Justice Dept. to spy on Trump years BEFORE the election, If there was anything Trump would have been charged. The IRS works fast in these situations, just ask Willie Nelson!
      Now potentially embarrassing is another story, and that is what the fishing expedition has always been all about.

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