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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @03:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 19 2020, @03:13PM (#1053513)

    Well........ Mitch McFuckFace made a huge fucking deal about a lame duck president nominating anyone for the Supreme Court. That was with a lot more time left in Obama's term.

    So using their own logic, the right to place the next person on the Supreme Court rests with the voters, and ultimately the next president.

    Chuck Schumer in 2016: Attn GOP: Senate has confirmed 17 #SCOTUS justices in presidential election years.

    Chuck Schumer yesterday: The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.

    So don't label R's as hypocrites. They all are when it serves their interests. Far-left congressmen want to expand the Supreme Court with 15 Progressives if they win the presidency and the Senate. So maybe you should calm down with the hyperventilating.