Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87, McConnell Gives a Statement

Longtime feminist icon and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home on Friday night due to complications with metastatic cancer. It wasn’t her first battle with cancer.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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.”

Ginsburg’s death leaves a vacancy on the bench that will inevitably bring a fiery debate on who should replace the liberal leader.

With the vacancy that is now on the bench, Chief Justice Roberts no longer will be holding the controlling vote in close cases. This is relief to many conservatives as Roberts seems to have a disdain for President Trump and many think that has seeped into his votes as he has broken from conservatives on the bench multiple times on important cases, during the Trump administration.

Now the question becomes whether President Trump will nominate someone before the election. He absolutely can. He is still the president and presidents nominating a Supreme Court Justice in an election year is anything but abnormal. In fact, it's almost automatic, according to history.

“Twenty-nine times in American history there has been an open Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year, or in a lame-duck session before the next presidential inauguration,” Dan McLaughlin noted in a recent article for National Review. “The president made a nomination in all twenty-nine cases.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a statement and said that Trump's nominee for RBG's replacement will receive a vote on the floor.

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3 thoughts on “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87, McConnell Gives a Statement”

  1. Trump will certainly put forward someone for the vacancy and attempt to get them confirmed before the election. It is totally doable and would definitely have a very positive impact on the election. Chief Justice Roberts has certainly been a deep disappointment to the conservative originalists that worked so hard to confirm him. I do think that many of his decisions have been influenced by his disdain for the President, which is a huge departure from what everyone thought he was going to be !!

  2. If the supreme court members would go by the law, this would not be a problem for the Democrats, or Republicans. Changing a law should be the votes of all Americans.. Trump should go ahead and fill her seat, its his right as president. We all know that if the shoe was on the other side, it would be done already.. RBG would have retired a few yrs ago when she got so sick, if we had a democrat president and the senate was democrat.. instead of holding out for a different president.. Things happen for a reason, we will see, were this takes our country..

  3. Yes sir need to fill the spot before election I think we will have them decide it before this is over I also think all absentee ballot need to be counted the next day if not they should not be able to carry this on for weeks