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19 September 2020updated 06 Sep 2021 3:27pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Emily Tamkin writes: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from complications releated to pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the second woman ever to serve on the court. Ginsburg was known of a champion of gender equality law before she was appointed to the court. It now remains to be seen whether the Republican-controlled Senate, which argued that they needed to wait for a presidential election and refused to seat Obama's nominee to the court, Merrick Garland, in 2016, will seat Ginsburg's replacement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously said that the Republicans would indeed fill a seat if one were to open in 2020 and came out with a statement on the night of Ginsburg's death to say that Trump's nominee would receive a Senate vote, since the Senate and White House are controlled by the same party.

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