Breaking: Justice Ruth Ginsberg Dead at 87
The liberal stalwart on the court, Justice Ginsberg has died, this is going to set up an epic fight as moves are made to replace her before the election.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the enigmatic, longtime Supreme Court justice who attained near cult-like status among progressive circles, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer.
The late Supreme Court justice, who spent more than two decades on the bench in the highest court of the land, is survived by her two children, Jane Carol and James Steven Ginsburg.
“Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said in a Friday evening statement. “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 tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was known for her soft-spoken demeanor that masked an analytical mind, a deep concern for the rights of every American, and a commitment to upholding the Constitution.
Ginsburg was more vocal against Trump in her anti-Trump stance then we have seen in recent history from a court justice. She had repeatedly said she would not step down so long as Trump was in office.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on Friday, said late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy should not be filled until “we have a new president.”
Under Obama, Schumer lost any ability to stop a new Justice from being named and put on the bench, thus changing the court towards a conservative court. The Republicans who control the Senate have said if they have a vacancy, they will fill it before Trump is out of office.
If this is rushed, expect the Left to pull even more drastic actions then we saw under Kavanaugh, they will be desperate to delay any seating of a justice until after the election.