The court announced that Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) died Friday from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old.
Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. In recent years, he has been the most senior member of the liberal wing of the court. He has consistently addressed the most divided social issues today, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and voting rights. Conduct progressive voting, immigration, healthcare and affirmative actions.
Her death-less than seven weeks after election day-started a political battle for the future of the court. Speaking of the death of the liberal judge, Senate Majority Leader Mike McConnell said on Friday night: “President Trump’s nominee will vote in the U.S. Senate.”
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Ginsburg told her granddaughter that she hoped that the next president would appoint her successor. She told her granddaughter Clara Spera a few days before her death: “My strongest desire is that I will not be replaced until the new president takes office.”
“She lives an amazing life. What can you say?” President Donald Trump said when he heard of her death on Friday night. “Whether you agree or not, she is an amazing woman, she is an amazing woman who leads an amazing life.”
Democratic presidential nomination candidate Joe Biden praised Ginsburg as a “legal giant” and a “beloved figure.” In his brief speech on Friday night, he said that people “should focus On the loss of justice and her immortal legacy”.
He added: “But, without a doubt, let me make it clear that voters should elect the president, and the president should elect justice for the Senate’s consideration.” He said that this was the position of the Republicans, and they refused to take action against the then president. Vote for Barack Obama’s 2016 nomination.
In his statement mourning Ginsburg, Obama also called on Senate Republicans to abide by the standards they set in 2016 to prevent them from nominating candidates.
“During a long career on the bench (as a ruthless litigation lawyer and a keen jurist), Judge Ginsburg helped us see that gender-based discrimination is not an abstract ideal of equality; It hurts women; it has real consequences for all of us. It’s about who we are and who we will become. “Obama said in a statement.
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