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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: 1) by fustakrakich on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:27AM (2 children)

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Saturday September 19 2020, @01:27AM (#1053183) Journal

    But that's what Democrats wanted. Filibusters are racist, after all.

    Oh please! They had their chance to get rid of it ten years ago when they had the majority and blew it. The "compromise" of 2013 is an atrocity. If the democrats want to win, they have to become an opposition party.

    La politica e i criminali sono la stessa cosa..
  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Grishnakh on Sunday September 20 2020, @04:38AM (1 child)

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Sunday September 20 2020, @04:38AM (#1053820)

    That's the problem with Democrats. They whine a lot about "Republican obstructionism", but the GOP is actually really good at working together as a cohesive unit and doing whatever they have to to get their way. The Democrats keep trying to look like they're above this kind of dirty politicking, but in the end they just cave and don't actually get any results. It's like trying to fight a fair boxing match according to the rules, but with an opponent who thinks nothing of breaking the rules.

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 21 2020, @04:28AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 21 2020, @04:28AM (#1054236)

      During her time as Prosecutor and then DA she helped convict or plea bargain plenty of people to help further her career regardless of the facts. I got to hear her discussing some opinions of us in the hallway of the courthouse in downtown Sacramento about 12-15 years ago. Suffice it to say she's a snake, and having gotten that up close and personal experience, I'd wish her as VP as much as I'd want Pence. She'll fucking ruin this country just as badly as they will, particularly in support of pro-police, pro-authority, pro-judicial and fuck everyone else lines of policy.