Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Women's March: Protestors march against Trump and Republicans in major US cities
2017 Women's March
2017 Women's March Credit: Mobilus In Mobili (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

On Saturday, thousands of mostly young women joined together in the second Women's March this year in honour of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The demonstration was hosted to protest Donald Trump's reelection and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

"His presidency began with women marching, and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period," so Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March.

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Trump officially nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice
Amy Coney Barrett and her family with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, September 27, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett and her family with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, September 27, 2020 Credit: Dan Scavino / Public domain

Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, has been nominated as Supreme Court justice to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Saturday, calling her a woman of "towering intellect" and "one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds" who would rule "based solely on the fair reading of the law."

"A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers," Barrett then said. "If confirmed, I would not assume that role for the sake of those in my own circle, and certainly not for my own sake, I would assume this role to serve you."

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Anti-abortionist Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
Anti-abortionist Amy Coney Barrett is Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
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US President Donald Trump has picked the conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy at the Supreme Court on Friday.

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RBG to be the first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993 Credit: National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, the first woman to be given the honor – a tribute with is reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the history event, which will feature a ceremony for invited guests, on Monday. Before being moved to the Capitol, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on Friday
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. Credit: Mark Fischer (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

President Donald Trump will announce his selection to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the end of this week.

"I think it will be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect, it looks like we will have services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think we should, with all due respect for Justice Ginsburg, wait for services to be over," so the president on Monday on "Fox & Friends".

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Two Republican senators break ranks with Trump on plans for Ginsburg's replacement
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska Credit: TALK MEDIA NEWS PHOTO ARCHIVES (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said she would not support Trump's move to quickly fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court opened by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Murkowski said in a statement: "I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia. We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply."

On Saturday, Senator Susan Collins of Maine voiced similar concerns. Collins is locked in a tight re-election battle, while Murkowski’s current term extends two more years.

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Hundreds gathered outside the Supreme Court to mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Mourners gather at the U.S. Supreme Court September 18, 2020 after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Mourners gather at the U.S. Supreme Court September 18, 2020 after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Credit: Sdkb / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Friday night to mourn the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Obama releases statement about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praising her as "a warrior for gender equality"
Obama releases statement about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praising her as "a warrior for gender equality"
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Former President Barack Obama has released a statement on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on medium.com in which he praises her as "a warrior for gender equality" who helped "us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality; that it doesn’t only harm women; that it has real consequences for all of us."

Obama wrote that Ginsburg "inspired the generations who followed her, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land" and that he was "profoundly thankful for the legacy she left this country."

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McConnell pledges to bring Trump's SCOTUS nominee to a Senate vote
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator Mitch McConnell Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) pledged Friday to bring President Trump's Supreme Court nominee replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a Senate vote.

"President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," so McConnell.

Senate Majority Whip John Thune is backing McConnell, saying: "I believe Americans sent a Republican president and a Republican Senate to Washington to ensure we have an impartial judiciary that upholds the Constitution and the rule of law. We will fulfil our obligation to them."

CNN reports that "GOP aides are skeptical that there is enough time to confirm a nominee before November 3" as the process usually takes around two to three months but "that process could be sped up if McConnell, who controls the majority of the chamber, has the votes to confirm a replacement."

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of cancer

The United States Supreme Court has announced that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of cancer, aged 87.

According to the statement she died from metastatic pancreatic cancer surrounded by her family.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has recurrence of cancer, is undergoing chemotherapy
n	 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks on the Main Stage of the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.
n U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks on the Main Stage of the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress. Credit: Library of Congress Life (Creative Commons CC0 Waiver)

US Supreme Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she has been receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of liver cancer, but assured she was "fully able" to continue her post.

Her statement read as followed: "On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.

Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results. Satisfied that my treatment course is now clear, I am providing this information.

My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work. I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam. I remain fully able to do that."

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Supreme court judge Ginsburg released from hospital

After being treated for "acute cholecystitis" at a hospital in Baltimore, the supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged on Wednesday.

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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg continues to work out of hospital

The US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, age 87, had been hospitalized for a non-surgical treatment because of an infection. A spokesperson now has stated that she was "resting comfortably" and had participated in two cases after the treatment.