RBG: Her Life, Death and What’s Next for the High Court

RBG: Her Life, Death and What's Next for the High Court

(TargetLiberty.org) – On Friday, September 18, America received the news that Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from pancreatic cancer complications. The 87-year-old led an accomplished life, and her death has been rough on those who knew, loved, and admired her. It’s also left everyone wondering what’s going to happen next.

The Notorious RBG

There’s no denying Justice Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG, was somewhat of a rockstar on the Left. But she was well-respected by many on the Right as well. The late Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch Conservative revered by Republicans, counted the Liberal justice as one of his closest friends.

Scalia famously said about her,” What’s not to like — except her views on the law.”

Justice Ginsburg, a graduate of Columbia Law School, was once denied a clerkship at the Supreme Court because she was a woman. That didn’t slow her down. She went on to become the architect of the arguments that dismantled gender discrimination in America. For a decade, Ginsburg fought for women’s rights. She argued six cases before the high court and won five.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter put RBG on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Thirteen years later, in 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated her for the Supreme Court. She became the second woman to sit on the court.

A Country Mourns

While Ginsburg defended Liberal causes on the bench, she also fought many different types of cancer, including lung, pancreatic, and colon cancers. She lost her battle on Friday and people on both sides of the political aisle are mourning.

When President Donald Trump heard the news, he was clearly shocked.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden spoke about Ginsburg and said she changed the world.

What’s Next?

The Liberal justice became an icon for the Left. She reportedly wanted to retire in 2016, but didn’t, because she didn’t want Trump to nominate her successor. Nearly four years later, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have both said a nominee will be announced and voted on soon. The POTUS stated he will nominate a woman, now we just wait and see who that will be.

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