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Justice Ginsburg Passes
News Bytes 09/21/2020 24 Comments

On Friday, long-seated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old and had served on the highest court in the United States of America for 27 years.

Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The first was Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor was nominated by Republican President Ronald Reagan and was seated in 1981. She retired in 2005, and her seat was filled by current Justice Samuel Alito. O’Connor is 90 years old today.

Justice Ginsburg was nominated to her seat by Democratic President Bill Clinton. She is remembered as a fierce advocate for women’s rights, having worked her way up through the legal profession at a time when women were not well-represented among and sometimes disallowed from key positions in law offices and the courts. She called herself a “feminist,” and her rulings support that description. She typically took politically liberal positions on other legal issues as well.

She also took her lifelong appointment to the SCOTUS seriously. Prior to 2019, Justice Ginsburg never missed a day of oral arguments in court. She came to work even during multiple rounds of cancer treatments and following her husband’s death. As she aged, some Democrats asked her to retire while Barack Obama was president. That would have allowed President Obama to nominate another justice with similar political views. But Justice Ginsburg refused. She chose to remain in her seat until her death.

Despite her liberal views, Justice Ginsburg enjoyed friendship with even the most conservative justices on the SCOTUS. She and the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia were known for being close friends who often disagreed sharply on issues and how the Constitution should be interpreted and applied.

The vacancy left on the court now gives an opportunity for President Donald Trump to make a third Supreme Court nomination before the November election. His previous confirmed nominees are the current justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. A Supreme Court nominee must be confirmed by Congress in order to be seated. Some members of Congress do not believe a president should be allowed to make a nomination to a lifelong position in an election year. But many others see the timing as essential to an overall political strategy.

(Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2018. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States has passed away at age 87. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Aww.

It is good that she didn't retire when Obama was president. I am glad that Trump gets to pick the next one. But I am also sad that she died. I am a female myself.

:(

I wonder who will be it next. This is sad

Bummer

Apparently her dying wish was that she wouldn't be replaced before the election. I hope Trump nominates another justice before the election.
P. S. I'm sorry she's dead but I hope we get a republican justice, and that Trump wins the election.

Yah I hope trump wins, and

Yah I hope trump wins, and someone else then her

Fifth Comment

I find it interesting that she was friends with much more Conservative Justices.
@ Sarah F: I hope we get a Republican Justice person.

I don't agree with her views,

I don't agree with her views, but admire how she stayed until her death. I hope Trump picks another justice before the election.

If my kids ever ask me what I

If my kids ever ask me what I think of the year 2020 I'll say it was a year of craziness.

I just hope the next one didn

I just hope the next one didn't support abortion so strongly as she did (still, sad she's gone)

oops

DOESN'T not didn't

@Above

That's too bad she died. But I hope Trump picks a strong person before the election.

this is Mylee

Alaina I agree I didn't like her views but admire how she stayed until death. Hope Trump gets to pick and picks good to.

This is for all the people

This is for all the people who didn’t know what she supported..

She supported KILLING BABIES!!!!! Yes killing babies.
It is absolutely wrong what people do to babies.

Ruby D

I know, it's horrible! You would think these women who love to shout "my body is mine!" would realize if their body is theirs, what about the baby's body? Don't THEY have a right to what happens to them? Apparently not, since they get MURDERED. But my mom says that 99.9% of those women who did abortions go to counseling for the rest of their lives, because they feel so guilty for what they did (as they should be!!!) but we need to treat them kindly, because most of these women aren't in the best positions.

CARYS M

I agree that we have to treat them kindly. ( this is my opinion) That probably most of those women have been given drugs, abused by men and got pregnant and decided that they didn’t want their kid to have an abusive dad and go through the same thing they did so they decided to just kill it instead of keeping. It is absolutely awful what this moms do to this babies. Babies can feel pain inside the womb by 20 weeks. I think when moms decided to kill their own baby inside of them they’re probably thinking, “ My baby can’t feel pain inside my womb.” That is absolutely wrong they are human to.

CARYS M

I agree that we have to treat them kindly. ( this is my opinion) That probably most of those women have been given drugs, abused by men and got pregnant and decided that they didn’t want their kid to have an abusive dad and go through the same thing they did so they decided to just kill it instead of keeping. It is absolutely awful what this moms do to this babies. Babies can feel pain inside the womb by 20 weeks. I think when moms decided to kill their own baby inside of them they’re probably thinking, “ My baby can’t feel pain inside my womb.” That is absolutely wrong they are human to.

Ruby D

Exactly!! I watched a documentary with my mom on abortion, showing these young women, and this one girl (probably in her early twenties at MOST) couldn't find a abortion doctor, and the baby kept getting bigger, and she was like "I feel worse about this now, because it feels like it's an actual human now (!!!) uhhhh, it was a human from the begining, you know that right? And later, she didn't want to kill it, but her boyfriend (WHY can people NOT get married before kids anymore?) FORCED her to have the abortion!!!! I basically broke down into tears when I hear that : (

This is very sad :(

I also hope Trump gets to pick the next one . I never knew she was an the aportion side, hopefully if T rump does get to pick the next one he will pick a GOOD judge . #hopeTrumpwins!!! But her death is still sad :(

@ Ruby D and @ CarysM

I agree with Both of you . KILLING BABIES IS JUST WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've heard of christans standing at the entrance of the abortion clinics and holding poster saying they will adopt there babie(s) INSTEAD OF THEM KILLING THEM, those people just need a shout out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤

Yes pregnant women who go to

Yes pregnant women who go to abortion clinics get told it’s not a baby and it doesn’t feel anything and that you can get on with your life after wards. I guess it hurts more when you have an abortion than having the baby because of the pain and guilt instead of the happiness when it’s born and you see it’s face. Even if you are not in a strong position to look after the baby. I would happily take on all the baby’s women don’t want! They could easily give birth to them then give them to me! Just joking it wouldnt be easy but yes I love baby’s. They’re sooooooo cute! And adorable!

I'm adopted and if I hadn't

I'm adopted and if I hadn't been adopted...
Just adopt the babies! Adoption does cost a lot of money but...!

#adopthebabies ❤❤❤❤❤❤

#adopthebabies ❤❤❤❤❤❤

It breaks my heart

I think that that most of the time those women go to a club get drunk and then goes to some guy’s house and sleeps with him. Is it it their fault they got pregnant? Yes and no. Yes, because they probably shouldn’t have been at that club and had so many drinks and gone home with a random guy they met at a club. No, because it wasn’t their fault that that guy chose to sleep with them. It’s so sad to me when I see or hear about a 15 or 17 year old that got pregnant by sleeping with her boyfriend. And then you have shows like Unexpected about this 15 year old girls getting pregnant, and it just breaks my heart. ( I have never watched the show Unexpected, but have heard about it)

October Baby

October baby is a really good film. It’s about this adopted girl (19 years old) and She just finds out she’s adopted and wants to find her birth mother. It’s really good. I recommend it a lot.

I couldn’t imagine if my mom

I couldn’t imagine if my mom or sister or anyone else I know decided to kill their own baby and just say, “ I didn’t want the baby so I killed it.” Guys!!!! There is such thing as a adoption.

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