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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

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Sep. 18 2020, Updated 8:04 p.m. ET

We are saddened to report that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 years old. The cause of death was complications from her metastatic cancer of the pancreas. 

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Official Statement

The Supreme Court released the following official statement on Ginsburg’s death from Chief Justice John Roberts:

“Our nation has lost a justice 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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”

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Cause For Concern

Those who have been following Ginsburg’s health battle closely know that her death is a major political issue. This is due to the fact that there is now a Supreme Court Justice position open, and there are widespread fears regarding who will replace her as Ginsburg was extremely liberal. With Ginsburg’s passing, there are fears of a conservative Justice being appointed, which would give the Republicans a majority lead.

Ginsburg knew this herself, stating before her death to her Granddaughter that “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Our thoughts and prayers remain with Ginsburg’s family during this terrible time.

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