R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsberg


R I P Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87 from complications due to metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Her death is just over six weeks before Election Day is likely to set off a heated arguments over whether a replacement should be nominated and confirmed, or if the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of the current presidential race.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who infamously held up Obama’s elected appointee until Trump was elected and chose his own, has already stated he would move to confirm a Trump nominee if there were a vacancy this year

Ginsburg was a diminutive women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice. Ginsburg spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing and known for her defense of the rights of women and minorities.

A pop culture icon of sorts inspiring everything from bobblehead doll to tattoos, to being immortalised in song and her own opera.

She became a big thing in the film world in 2018. The celebrated documentary “RBG” premiered at Sundance that same year and scored multiple Oscar nominations along with being chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Documentary Film of 2018.

The narrative feature “On the Basis of Sex,” about her fighting for equal rights, was released that Christmas, while even Marvel got in on the love with her photo included in the resumes of team members for “Deadpool 2” that Summer.

Source: THR

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