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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s unlikely cultural icon, died on Friday. She was 87.

The cause was complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court said.

By the time two small tumors were found in one of her lungs in December 2018, during a follow-up scan for broken ribs suffered in a recent fall, Justice Ginsburg had beaten colon cancer in 1999 and early-stage pancreatic cancer 10 years later. She received a coronary stent to clear a blocked artery in 2014.

Barely five feet tall and weighing 100 pounds, Justice Ginsburg drew comments for years on her fragile appearance. But she was tough, working out regularly with a trainer, who published a book about his famous client’s challenging exercise regime.

As Justice Ginsburg passed her 80th birthday and 20th anniversary on the Supreme Court bench during President Barack Obama’s second term, she shrugged off a chorus of calls for her to retire in order to give a Democratic president the chance to name her replacement. She planned to stay “as long as I can do the job full steam,” she would say, sometimes adding, “There will be a president after this one, and I’m hopeful that that president will be a fine president.”

When Justice Sandra Day O’Connor retired in January 2006, Justice Ginsburg was for a time the only woman on the Supreme Court — hardly a testament to the revolution in the legal status of women that she had helped bring about in her prejudicial career as a litigator and strategist.

Her years as the solitary female justice were “the worst times,” she recalled in a 2014 interview. “The image to the public entering the courtroom was eight men, of a certain size, and then this little woman sitting to the side. That was not a good image for the public to see.” Eventually she was joined by two other women, both named by Mr. Obama: Sonia Sotomayor in 2009 and Elena Kagan in 2010.



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If you thought that American politics have been a shitshow for the last couple months, buckle up..



I mean, McConnell wouldn't move to seat a new Justice during an election year....right?



noname2200 said:
I mean, McConnell wouldn't move to seat a new Justice during an election year....right?

Already said he would... I can imagine him and trump going a step further and doing it with a lame duck Congress/president too...



She's been in and out of the hospital a bunch of times in years of late. She seemed to be a fighter. RIP.

How long can Trump leave that position open? Not sure what he would rather do. On one hand he'll stir up the hornets nest if he picks anyone seen as more conservative, so he may want to wait until after the election if he can. On the other hand, setting up another Kav situation could certainly change the news cycle, and potentially to Trumps benefit. Though will the Dems react differently to any pick and remain quiet because of the election? This is going to be interesting.



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RIP RBG.

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Just hope the democrats grow a spine and don't let the republicans screw them out of a supreme court seat 6 months from an election but then put up their own 1 and a half months from an election.



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Torillian said:
Just hope the democrats grow a spine and don't let the republicans screw them out of a supreme court seat 6 months from an election but then put up their own 1 and a half months from an election.

They are the minority in the Senate then and now. There's literally nothing to be done unles enough Repubs join them to leave the Senate without the required quorum.

Anyway, I don't think the seat will be filled before the lame duck period, in an atempt to electorally protect endangered Repub senators.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
Torillian said:
Just hope the democrats grow a spine and don't let the republicans screw them out of a supreme court seat 6 months from an election but then put up their own 1 and a half months from an election.

They are the minority in the Senate then and now. There's literally nothing to be done unles enough Repubs join them to leave the Senate without the required quorum.

Anyway, I don't think the seat will be filled before the lame duck period, in an atempt to electorally protect endangered Repub senators.

Ah, I hadn't read into it and was hopeful that the system required both houses of congress. Sigh. Well here's hoping they can't get somethin together before the election. 



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She deserves a statue, and good luck America :/