Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg DEAD at 87

By English: Steve Petteway, photographer for the Supreme Court of the United States. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg’s sudden death sets up what is sure to be a contentious, election-year fight to confirm her successor, who will likely be appointed by President Trump.

CNBC has reported:

The vacancy enables President Donald Trump to nominate his third justice to swing the bench further to the right, setting up what’s certain to be a colossal battle perhaps even bigger than those of his nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Ginsburg had a history of medical problems. In December 2018, doctors removed two cancerous nodules from her left lung, and she underwent additional treatment in August 2019 for a tumor on her pancreas. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and underwent surgery in 2009 for pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg became a professor at Rutgers Law in 1963 and later Columbia Law’s first woman tenured faculty member. She helped launch the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project in 1972.

“Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy,” she said.

Ginsburg was confirmed 96-3 after being nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993.

The Supreme Court released the following statement Friday:

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993.

She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one great- grandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961.

From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. During her more than 40 years as a Judge and a Justice, she was served by 159 law clerks. While on the Court, the Justice authored My Own Words (2016), a compilation of her speeches

    1. Not mysterious, she has been sick for years and too bullheaded to retire. I did not want to see her die even though I did NOT like her Marxist politics.

      1. I liked the small lady…Even though we were on other ends of the stick…Out side the courts,,,i found her as a sweet,,kind and funny lady…May she rest in peace…

          1. Wow,,,it is true…The left is now infecting the right to where very few people will except looking pass peoples faults to see the good,, ( and no I’m not talking everybody )

    1. So, she died BEFORE the election. Tough luck.
      NOW, President Trump, put your top choice in to the Senate and get it done NOW!

    1. I am sorry to disagree but, I like to believe we are better than the marxist Democrats…..they celebrate the death of conservative Justices as happened with Justice Scalia! I do NOT agree with RBG’s “style” of administering justice since liberals don’t rule on existing laws, they tend to rewrite law in favor of liberalism, which actually rewrites the Constitution in liberal bits and pieces each time it happens! I do admire her strength and perseverance as far as fighting to defeat her illness, she was a strong woman fighting to the end of her life!
      Now with that said……like her or not, this frail little woman had friends, colleagues and family who loved her very much and I will not speak ill of her now because I detested her style of administering justice!
      Unfortunately, RBG should have retired when she was approached to do so when BHO was in the Whitehouse! Justice Ginsberg has left the SCOTUS in a horrible situation at this time of the Presidential race! I hate that!

      1. Her passing was an great thing for the country, she was biased, nasty, and hateful, she outrageously insulted President Trump when he was running the first time, she did pretend to apologize, but it was to little to late. I’m glad she’s gone!!!!!

    2. I don’t believe in name calling at this time, as she was definitely a wonderful woman in her own right. Very few women could’ve done what she did in her time! We were blessed to have her, even tho she isn’t on my side as a Republican; but definitely made strides for all of us who are women in this world.! Mainly, her intellect and conviction! Very few women like her! Let’s get another one who acts like her, but follows the Republican way! Enough of ACLU and their stupid ways! Just follow the Constitution! Everyone’s need! God Bless her and help her family in this time of need!🙏🇺🇸

      1. Chuck, I upvoted you but the pathetic number continues to show as a negative, what crap. Kind of like what we’ll be seeing in the future as the President tries to instill another conservative on the Supreme Court.

    1. I’m inclined to think is was due to prayers.
      By the Democrats.
      And I’m guessing everyone knows what He thinks about killing the born AND unborn. And shutting down His worshipers for dubious reasons.
      And not a few other things…

  1. Now our president can put a strong conservative in the us supreme court and get this bullshit ballot harvesting overturned! They won in PA and now in Michigan to be able to cheat and vote 3 days after the election and 14 days after tge election in michigan! This would’ve been a loss because if their fzke votes! This has to be stopped or we will lose two key states because of this crap!

  2. Oh my — wonder who the brave soul is going to be?? Can you imagine the lengths the left will now ‘invent’ to trash ANYONE Trump nominates. Hope he/she (hope it’s a women) have their metal britches on. I expect the democrat’s have their Voodoo dolls out and are ready with the pins :^)

  3. Ah, NOW to get a CONSTITUTIONAL following Justice appointed IMMEDIATELY!!
    And the Democrats can shove it up their collective arses.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. He is not as liberal as she was and if the Dems fought it, they would have to admit to the lies they told.

      But I think that a strong conservative would save this country from some nasty stuff coming up in Trumps second term. If Trump loses, then the Senate should just accept Garland without discussion.

  4. This old liberal bag died a couple of years ago and now her clone has kicked. I have to hope this is only the beginning of the changes in the Supreme Court. The Senate had better do their job and get another nominee on board and passed before the Senate changes hands in Nov, which I expect. If our President should win in Nov and the House stays as is and the Senate flips he will have another hellish four years with Congress

    1. Our president WILL win, the house Will move to the right, and the senate Will stay red!!! The socialists will lose in a landslide to the republicans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Too Sad that Now She will never get to fulfill spending the last of her days in New Zealand. A Historical Pivot Begins as 2020 nears the last 3 months, while the Last 8 months has Shown Sheer Lunacy.
    You may not be remembered, but RBG’s Name and Legacy will be, regardless for Good or Evil.
    Rest in Peace.
    Don’t be angry for what she has done, but for what You have not.
    Have a Great Day.

  6. So she passed away.
    I’m always saddened when any human being dies. I disliked her liberal point of view, hated that she was anti Trump before he became President.
    I feel she hung around too long as a justice. Seeing her sleeping during a Supreme Court hearing or sleeping during the state of the union by Obama and Trump wasn’t a good reprisentation of a Supreme Court Justice.
    May her rest in peace.
    She was a remarkable woman

  7. The President needs to appoint the Clarence Thomas kind of justice immediately.

    No excuses, no political moves.

    Get us a conservative constitutionalist that upholds star rights and denies all legislation from the bench.

    Any delay will cause the failure of the effort.

    The Pravda media and their communist dem comrades will never in any way cooperate.

    Do not wait for anything.

  8. not big news she has been a DEMORAT FOOL HER WHOLE LIFE she should have stepped down years ago…she only stayed to feed her HATE FOR BAD MAN….

  9. Its about time the devil got her, yeppii!!!!! Time to celebrate! Now President Trump can put a real American constitutionist judge on the bench, which will change our country back to following the constitution. YEEPII! GOOD DAY FOR AMERICA!!!!!!! MAGA2020!!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


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