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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: 2) by Gaaark on Saturday September 19 2020, @03:14AM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 19 2020, @03:14AM (#1053244) Journal

    " I expect the new judge to be seated before Trump is sworn in again."

    So.....never?

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @08:28AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @08:28AM (#1053360)

    I think your love for clever comebacks trumped logic on this one.