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.
(Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:17AM (2 children)
Can anything be done? Yes, it's time for the Democrats to expand the Supreme Court to 15 judges like FDR wanted. When Democrats take control this election, it's time to make the Republicans' hypocrisy bite them in the ass.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:22AM
The DREAM act was written just for you. ;^)
(Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Sunday September 20 2020, @04:46AM
I'd rather have 13 justices instead.