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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

Posted on | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87


Breaking news:

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993.
She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one great- grandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. 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 tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Well, this certainly raises the stakes for Nov. 3.

UPDATE: Ace has some thoughts here.

You know what I hate? Confrontation.

Like, I would never agree to be part of a “counter-protest.” If somebody is having a rally, let ’em have their rally, and if you disagree, go organize your own rally. Don’t show up at somebody else’s event to do an “in your face” protest against them having an event. The reason I mention this is because the whole protest/counter-protest dynamic has been so normalized during the past 15 or 20 years that we just take it for granted and now — now — we’re going to have the Mother of All Battles over the nomination to replace Ginsburg. I get a headache thinking about it.



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