This is terrible!
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, trailblazing feminist, and the closest thing to a folk hero the high court has ever seen, has died at the age of 87.
Already the subject of two recent films and countless memes, “RBG” the pop-cultural icon has perhaps obscured Ginsburg’s nearly unparalleled impact on the Supreme Court. Well before her “dissent collar,” jabots, and other decorative apparel; before the fiery dissents that rivaled those of the late Justice Antonin Scalia; even before Ginsburg ascended to the court, her place in judicial history was already assured.
Among 20th-century justices, only Thurgood Marshall played such a powerful role as an advocate—Marshall in cases involving racial equality, Ginsburg in those involving gender equality.
The Notorious RBG was one of a kind and she will be sorely missed.
I often thought that this woman fought so hard to survive her many health challenges simply because she knew how America needed her to help keep Donald Trump in check.
And now he is going to try and push through some truly toxic conservative asshole and the Senate Democrats are going to have to unify in defiance of that happening before the election.
Which means we are headed for yet another partisan conflict.
Remember that Mitch McConnell blocked Obama from replacing Antonin Scalia saying that it was too close to an election for him to do that.
Well, that was in March of that election year, and we are now in September,
Do you think Mitch, and the Republicans, will feel the same this time around?
Update: Ginsburg also did not want to have a new Supreme Court Justice appointed until after the election.
Courtesy of NPR:
Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Actually the way it is worded sounds like she does not want another appointment until after Trump is gone, period!
Hey, if this is the woman’s dying wish who would dare to ignore it?