Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice and women’s rights champion, dead at 87

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead-1.5730809

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just over six weeks before election day in the United States is likely to set off a heated battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate, and the Republican-led Senate should confirm, her replacement, or if the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of his race against Democrat Joe Biden is known. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said late Friday that the Senate will vote on Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg, even though it’s an election year.