Breaking News: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away this evening of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
“Diagnosed with cancer four times, Ginsburg had had numerous health scares, including several recent hospitalizations. Her death will open a pivotal seat on the court less than 50 days before the election,” according to NBC News.
“A sharp-tongued moderate liberal, Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 and had repeatedly vowed to stay on as long as her health permitted, even when some liberals pressured her to step down at age 81 during the Obama administration so a Democratic president could be guaranteed to appoint her successor.”
“Ginsburg, who was only the second female justice to sit on the nation’s highest court, was a fierce crusader for women’s rights. She credited her mother, who died of cancer a day before Ginsburg graduated from high school, with influencing her advocacy for women.”
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