Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Who Was She?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Who Was She?

Danny Buckwell, Chief Editor

On September 18th, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was a Supreme Court Justice and was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993. She was a liberal and was known for being a women’s rights activist. Not only did she gain respect from liberals, but she also got respect from many conservative woman. Now that she’s passed away, who will be nominated in her place? Will they be a Republican or Democratic? Will this change the election?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 87 when she passed away from pancreatic cancer this year. Before she had pancreatic cancer, she had colon cancer and got it successfully removed. She was born on March 15th, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York and had two children. She got into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on October 5th, 2002 and continued supporting women’s rights until she passed away.

During Obama’s final year as president, Antonin Scalia passed away. He was another Supreme Court Justice and when he passed away, the Senate told Obama that he wasn’t allowed to nominate another justice in his place since it was near the next election. Instead, when Trump got elected he got to appoint the next justice. Now that they are in the same position this year, the Senate has said that Trump is allowed to appoint a justice in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s place. This means that Trump will most likely nominate a Republican Justice. Once he does this, the majority of the Supreme Court will be conservative.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could change the election because if Trump nominates someone that the people like, it could get him more support in the election. The election could also end up with the Supreme Court and if that happens, he’ll have the most people in favor of him because there would be five conservative justices out of nine.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death really has been a tragic loss in the world. Her death could completely change the election, but regardless she was a great person. She didn’t just help the world politically, but she strived for equality. Her name will be remembered for years to come no matter who replaces her in the Supreme Court.

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