Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87 due to cancer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Honorable Justice of United States Supreme Court, died on Friday amid metastatic pancreas cancer. The court announced that she was eighty-seven. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg in 1993. Whereas, in recent years, she served as the most senior member of the liberal wing of the court. She was consistently delivering votes on the most divisive social issues such as abortion rights, voting rights, same-sex marriage, health care, immigration, and affirmative action during her final days. Ginsburg was suffering from five bouts of cancer.

She died less than seven weeks before U.S. General elections, and her death opens a political fight over the future appointment as her replacement. Addressing the death of the liberal Justice, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said that the nominee of Donald Trump would receive a vote on the U.S. senate’s floor. Whereas, NPR reported that Ginsburg told her to wish to her granddaughter that she wanted her replacement to appointed by the next American president. According to her granddaughter Clara Spera, she expressed her fervent wish to not replaced until the appointment of the new president.

U.S. Representatives praises the services of Bader Ginsburg

Donald Trump, the U.S. President, responded on the death news of the Justice by saying that she led an amazing life. Ginsburg was an amazing woman who led a fantastic life. On the other side, Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential nominee, praised the passed Justice and called her a giant in the legal profession. He added that people should focus on the loss of Justice and her enduring legacy.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87 due to cancer
The U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Further, Biden adds that voters should pick the new president, and the president should pick the new Justice for the Senate to consider. Previously, Republicans refused to vote in 2016 on then-United States President Barack Obama’s nominee. Obama also called for Senate Republicans to uphold the standard for selecting Justice, which they set in 2016.

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