Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

Brenda Watkins
September 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 at her home in Washington from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

"It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today", said Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald.

"That would make a mockery of the Supreme Court", said Leahy, the dean of the Senate and most senior member of its Judiciary Committee.

She has strong support inside the White House Counsel's office, which had already vetted her paperwork when she was nominated for the appellate court, according to one of the people.

Biden has not released a list of potential Supreme Court picks but has pledged to nominate a Black woman if a seat becomes available while he is president.

However, within hours of Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement indicating that "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate". "I didn't know that".

"We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us", Trump tweeted, adding that the most important of those decisions has always been the selection of Supreme Court justices.

Senate action on a Trump nominee so close to the election - and in the shadow of the Senate's refusal in 2016 to act on Obama's nominee - would exacerbate partisan divisions and plunge the court even further into partisan politics.

Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter she did not want to be replaced until "a new president is installed" before she died. He said that Republicans expanded their Senate majority 2018 by promising Trump's appointments to the court.

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In a statement, Cuomo said the statue will serve as a physical reminder of Ginsburg's "many contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for those who will continue to build on her enormous body of work".

President Trump took the stage for a campaign event in Minnesota shortly before the news of Ginsburg's death broke on Friday, and reacted to the news when he heard about it from reporters after finishing.

Dozens of people rallied around the US's top court on Saturday morning to honour Ginsburg and celebrate her decades-long legacy. "She was an fantastic woman - whether you agreed or not - she was an wonderful woman who led an wonderful life", he said. Schatz said. "She leaves behind a powerful and enduring legacy that we must fight to protect".

McConnell had earlier said he would move to confirm a Trump nominee if there were a vacancy this year.

Gardner said he agrees with moderate Democratic Sen.

Other senators from the region were silent on that point on Friday night.

Senator Mitt Romney paid tribute to Ginsburg's "deep reverence for the law and our constitution" in a statement.

Sen. McConnell also remembered Justice Ginsburg for her service, saying that "her intelligence and determination earned her respect and admiration throughout the legal world, and indeed throughout the entire nation, which now grieves alongside her family, friends, and colleagues". "But we also recommit to fight for her legacy".

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