Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

Breaking News
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.

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Tuesday September 22 2020, @07:31PM (2 children)

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday September 22 2020, @07:31PM (#1055102)

    I *am* in the right, and you're full of shit. According to the official stats, 46% of voters chose Trump, not "thirty-something". Where the hell did you get that number? Are you counting people who didn't vote or something? Sorry, but those people don't count. In a democracy, you have to actually vote to be counted. If you don't vote, that's implicit consent.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 1, Troll) by FatPhil on Wednesday September 23 2020, @03:09PM (1 child)

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday September 23 2020, @03:09PM (#1055562) Homepage
    Nope, you're an idiot with terrible reading comprehension. Reread for comprehension this time, and then apologise when (or should I say "if", as you're not showing much activity in your noggin presently, and I shouldn't get my hopes up) you've worked out your idiotic mistake.
    --
    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves
    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Friday September 25 2020, @07:20AM

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Friday September 25 2020, @07:20AM (#1056582) Homepage
      Lack of attempt to reread for understanding detected, signalled oh-so-clearly by the downmod.

      Or maybe you did attempt to reread, but just couldn't extract the meaning for the words. In which case I could award you a point for trying, but then deduct two for the depth of your fail.
      --
      Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people; the smallest discuss themselves