Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Passes Away at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. What’s going to happen?


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last night at age 87, after a long battle with cancer.
  • Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court for 27 years after an extensive legal career as a judge, where she made many watershed rulings that advanced women’s rights.
  • Now that there is a vacancy on the court, the president is eligible to nominate a replacement appointee. Before her passing, RBG stated that her “most fervent wish” that her position on the supreme court not be replaced by a Trump appointee.
  • About an hour after her death, Mitch McConnell said that the senate would push forward with the nomination process before the election despite RBG’s wishes. Today, Trump Tweeted that doing so was the administration’s “obligation” and that a new Supreme Court Justice should be nominated “without delay.”


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Remembers Ginsburg as a champion of women’s rights and a feminist icon.
  • Frames her death a major tragedy for the democratic party with dangerous and far-reaching consequences.
  • Blasts Mitch McConnell and the republican party for not respecting her dying wish to delay her replacement, portraying McConnell and the party as totally out of control and arguing that it violates the precedent set in 2016.



  • Honors RBG’s legacy, and reminds readers of her close friendship with conservative justices.
  • Argues that it is well within the rights of the party to replace RBG expeditiously, and glorifies Trump for moving ahead with a nominee.
  • Reports on republican senators like Lisa Murkowski who have pledged not to vote on a supreme court nominee that does not respect the wishes of the deceased.


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