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posted by takyon on Saturday September 19 2020, @12:17AM   Printer-friendly
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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, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Saturday September 19 2020, @02:00PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Saturday September 19 2020, @02:00PM (#1053455) Journal

    Considering Republicans Trumpicans have been doing every dirty trick in the book to suppress undesirable voting, gerrymander districts, etc. I doubt anything can be done. Get ready to have Christianity, Authoritarianism, and Facism shoved down your throat.

    Ed, Trump can't gerrymander diddly squat. States draw their own districts. Second, Trump is the last guy to force Christianity down anyone's throat. Third, Trump had carte blanche for two years, and did not shove authoritarianism or fascism down anyone's throat. We have separation of powers in America, which is why Gov. Whitmer is able to enact a draconian lockdown in Michigan while the governor of South Dakota never locked down at all; had they been under Trump's thumb, as you believe, they both would have done the same thing, whatever that might have wound up being.

    I do agree with you that we are arriving at the end of an era. I don't know how it's going to happen, what the transition will be, nor what the end state will be, but I am pretty darn sure it's not going to be much fun for anyone getting there.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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