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posted by takyon on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:17AM   Printer-friendly
from the september-surprise dept.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice."

Architect of the legal fight for women's rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation's highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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  • (Score: 5, Touché) by Runaway1956 on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:49AM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:49AM (#1053147) Journal

    OK then, tell us which of these is the Qanon nominee. []

    We've finally beat Medicare! - Houseplant in Chief
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  • (Score: 1, Disagree) by fustakrakich on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:07AM (1 child)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:07AM (#1053166) Journal

    On that list?

    Could be all of them, there's no telling with this guy

    And these additions to his list. Kushner will probably get the job.

    The republican party has become the QAnon party, for entertainment purposes only, of course. It's not hurting the ticket, so you can rest easy

    La politica e i criminali sono la stessa cosa..
    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday September 20 2020, @02:24AM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday September 20 2020, @02:24AM (#1053786) Journal
      Things are so uncertain when you don't have a clue.