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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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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Cyborg3
    Posted: Fri, 09/18/2020 10:52 pm

    Let us pray for the Ginsburg family during this difficult time and for our nation during this difficult election. 

  • not silent
    Posted: Mon, 09/21/2020 02:20 pm

    Great suggestion, Cyborg.  I agree wholeheartedly.

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