(AmericanProsperity.com) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately nicknamed “Notorious RBG,” passed away from a decades-long fight against cancer on Friday, September 18. After serving for over 27 years on our nation’s highest court, her death gave America a time to reflect on her years of service and look to the future.
RBG fought for equality throughout much of her career. She wrote the majority opinion on the landmark case States v. Virginia, stating the Virginia Military Institute could no longer deny admission to women based on gender. She also focused on federal procedures and other forms of gender discrimination in the United States.
Fellow Supreme Court Justices united in a press release to celebrate Ginsburg’s life and accomplishments, complimenting her “manifest integrity” and “remarkable fortitude.” President Donald Trump acknowledged her death through a statement:
Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/N2YkGVWLoF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden celebrated her life as well:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was proof that courage, conviction, and moral clarity can change not just the law — but also the world. pic.twitter.com/G50Y2KBtWL
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 20, 2020
But, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not come without controversy. With just over a month until Election Day, President Trump updated his list of potential Supreme Court Nominees with hopes to announce and confirm his pick before November. Democrats, however, hope to postpone a nomination until the next President is installed.
Politics often pushes into every aspect of life, and the death of a Supreme Court Justice is no different. While RBG leaves a legacy of service to her nation behind, a new chapter in the life of the Supreme Court will start.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
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