Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Bill Clinton appointee when she was 60 years old has died. She was 87 years old, a 4 time cancer survivor. She died from Pancreatic Cancer.
Former President Bill Clinton said about Ginsburg,”Abortion was a big issue in 1992 — the right to choose. I was one of the first pro-choice Democrats to run since Roe v. Wade, who actually benefited from Roe v. Wade,” Clinton said. “Now, she didn’t have to say anything about this. She knew this perfectly well that I was under a lot of pressure to make sure I appointed someone who is Simon-pure, which I had said was important.”
RBG, as people refered to her was a far left activist and radical feminist and the hope of government funded abortion is considered to have rested on her remaining on the court.
NPR wrote of her:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”
Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.
Her health has been failing for numerous years, and she was determined to not resign from the court, and she refused to leave amid health concerns.
It is expected that President Donald J. Trump will choose a replacement before the election.