U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87
United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87.
May she Rest in Peace.
I have disagreed with almost every public view she’s held; however, I’ve always respected and liked her.
R.B.G. is a true Cancer Warrior. Lesions were found on her liver in May, 2020. She previously had surgery for lung cancer and radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer.
She had also had surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and was treated for colon cancer in 1999.
Ginsburg was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980.
She served on the court for thirteen years until 1993, when Bill Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement. “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.”
This vacancy will give United States President Donald Trump his 3rd appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
President Trump has already appointed two Justices, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
It’s so sad that United States Senator Chuck Schumer has immediately brought politics into this moment. He has already “demanded” that President Donald J. Trump not make a Nomination.
The Democrats have absolutely no political power to stop an appointment. It was the Senate Democrats who changed the Senate rules on filibusters on nominations. All it takes now is a majority vote to confirm a judicial nominee at this level.
I said at the time that Democrats would regret the day that they changed the rules.
I hereby guarantee that President Trump will make a Nomination. I will even predict here that his choice will be Amy Coney Barrett, who would be an incredible selection.
United States Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell will once again display his fine and under appreciated skills.