Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice dies

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of complications related to pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

Supreme Court statement on the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one greatgrandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.

Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. During her more than 40 years as a Judge and a Justice, she was served by 159 law clerks.

While on the Court, the Justice authored My Own Words (2016), a compilation of her speeches and writings.

A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

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19 Responses to Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Justice dies

  1. stella says:

    She spoke at my daughter’s graduation ceremony from Northwestern University in 1998.

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  2. texan59 says:

    Her story reads much like a novel when looked at in today’s world, but most of us here are old enough to know that it was the real world that she came up in. One thing I notice in the demeanor of RBG, and her “progeny” today, is that she did not complain or moan and groan as the youngsters do today. She didn’t complain that life wasn’t fair. She just did what she thought she needed to do to get to the next level.

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  3. stella says:

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  5. glendl says:

    Here is what I found most interesting and it makes me wonder what the Far Left (Democrat Party) has in mind?
    “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer echoed McConnell’s words in a tweet Friday voicing his opposition to having the Senate consider a new Trump nominee before Inauguration Day”
    – Yahoo News.

    To me, this means that even if Trump wins the election, the Far Left has a plan to make sure he is not inaugurated.

    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.

    — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 18, 2020

    After his election to the presidency later in 2016, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, another conservative, to fill the vacancy. Gorsuch’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate in April 2017.

    In a speech in 2018, McConnell recounted that “one of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.’”

    PHOTOS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — A look back

    On Sept. 9, President Trump announced a number of new names to his long list of possible Supreme Court nominees, including Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

    While it remains to be seen whether Trump will try to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the end of the year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, told reporters that she would not confirm a new justice until after a new president is inaugurated next January.

    Republicans still control the Senate with a slim 52-48 majority. But Ginsburg’s death will now become a dominant issue heading into the election, and it’s certain to mobilize liberal and conservative voters alike heading into November.

    Throughout her career, Ginsburg was a leading advocate for gender equality and civil rights.

    “Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy,” she said.
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14. (Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14. (Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

    After growing up in Brooklyn, Ginsburg attended Columbia Law School, graduating in 1959 at the top of her class. She went on to take a job at Rutgers Law School in 1963 and received her first judicial appointment in 1980.

    Some of Ginsburg’s most notable cases sought to level the playing field for women, including 1996’s United States v. Virginia, which barred the Virginia Military Institute from excluding women at the college.

    “Neither the goal of producing citizen soldiers nor VMI’s implementing methodology is inherently unsuitable to women,” Ginsburg wrote in the majority opinion.

    During the oral arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case that would legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Ginsburg’s forceful questioning of the attorneys seeking to uphold a ban in certain states is cited as a key factor in the court’s verdict.

    The 2016 case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt overturned strict measures in a Texas law (known as H.B. 2) to curtail access to abortion.

    “It is beyond rational belief that H.B. 2 could genuinely protect the health of women, and certain that the law would simply make it more difficult for them to obtain abortions,” Ginsburg wrote. “When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures, women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners … at great risk to their health and safety.”

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  6. stella says:

    Convo on Facebook. Don’t know if this is true or not.

    Like

  7. stella says:

    When Democrats cry about 2016 and Merrick Garland:

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  8. Menagerie says:

    May God have mercy on her soul when she stands before him to account for the millions of innocent lives lost she holds responsibility for. I speculate that she and her compatriots will be given a glimpse of those very innocents whose lives were so brutally ended before birth.

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