On Friday the 18th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed suddenly due to complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg was recognized as an eminent member of the Supreme Court, dedicating her 27-year term to fighting for women’s rights within the country. But in the wake of her death, a political battle is brewing as to who is going to replace her on the Supreme Court. This decision was not to be made until after the election, but after losing her fifth battle with pancreatic cancer, the process came sooner than most anticipated.
Less than three hours after her passing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that one of President Trump’s nominees will pass through the Senate, sparking outrage among some members of the public, including Las Lomas students who said that they wished to mourn her before a vote.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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