Just when liberal progressives thought that things couldn’t get much worse for them and their chances of prying Donald Trump out of the oval office, they were devastated to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg succumbed to cancer at the age of 87 on Friday. Conservatives are gloating over the thought that for the rest of eternity, the rabidly liberal “Notorious RBG” will be tortured in hell by the thought that President Donald Trump will be allowed to chose her replacement.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies suddenly
Without any prior notices of illness or infirmity the Supreme Court of the United States announced on Friday the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993 and as CNN notes, “in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.” Conservatives offer their condolences to the family but they aren’t real upset that the SCOTUS split will go from 5-4 conservative to 6-3, with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Breyer in the minority.
Not only a far-left leaning liberal Justice on the highest court, she ended up with a rock star type status as “Notorious R.B.G.” She even got an MTV award for “best real-life hero” in 2019. To get it she edged out rock climber Alex Honnold, comedian Hannah Gadsby, wrestler Roman Reigns and tennis superstar Serena Williams.
She’s been confident over the last few years that she would be able to outlive Donald Trump’s presidency but didn’t quite accomplish her goal. Over the course of her lifetime, she battled five separate bouts of cancer. Earlier this year, a “biopsy revealed lesions on her liver.” Even though the chemotherapy was providing “positive results” Justice Ginsburg suffered a “negative outcome.”
A resolute champion
The court issued a statement announcing that Justice Ginsburg “died at her home in Washington surrounded by family.” Chief Justice John Roberts declared, “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.”
A few days before her death, Justice Ginsburg dictated a note to her Granddaughter Clara Spera. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Well, it doesn’t seem likely now. She knew what’s coming next.
As NPR writes, “She knew what was to come. Ginsburg’s death will have profound consequences for the court and the country. Inside the court, not only is the leader of the liberal wing gone, but with the Court about to open a new term, Chief Justice John Roberts no longer holds the controlling vote in closely contested cases.”