Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87 after suffering complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. released the following statement on her passing:
“Our nation has lost a jurist 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 tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Ginsburg became a prominent member in the nation’s highest nation and served for 27 years. With Ginsberg’s death, the Supreme Court will now have a very import spot to fill which is now a spotlight of the presidential campaign.
According to one report, Ginsburg shared a special statement with her Clara Spera, her granddaughter:
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Ginsburg has held her position since 1993 when Bill Clinton was in office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did state tonight, he will hold a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee in order to fill the vacancy. Furthermore, he stated the nominee “will receive a vote on the floor,” however the name of that individual has not been released yet.
Currently, the Supreme Court had a 5-4 majority of Republican-appointed justices. A dramatic impact could happen with a 6-3 majority which will shape the law on business and social issues for now and the future. It is expected that President Trump will quickly move to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy with a conservative replacement.