Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/20, 08:14 pm
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist attorney who became the U.S. Supreme Court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
How will she be remembered? Prior to her Supreme Court nomination by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg had a career as a law professor, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In her final years on the bench, she was the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing. She developed a pop culture following as the “Notorious RBG” for her often piercing dissents. She also refused to retire despite calls for her to do so during Barack Obama’s presidency when Democrats controlled the Senate and could have confirmed a left-wing replacement. President Donald Trump likely will try to nominate and confirm Ginsburg’s successor before the November election. He recently released a list of additional potential Supreme Court candidates.
Dig deeper: Read Emily Belz’s report on Ginsburg’s life and legacy.
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