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How to help protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until the election

How to help protect Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until the election

The stakes of the 2020 election just got significantly higher.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce advocate for justice and equality, died on Friday at age 87, which means her seat on the Supreme Court is now vacant.

Per a statement from the Supreme Court, Ginsburg — who was nominated for the seat back in 1993 by President Bill Clinton — died from "complications of metastatic pancreas cancer" according to a Supreme Court statement as reported by the New York Times. 

Justice Ginsburg was a celebrated feminist icon, and her death is a painfully tragic loss for the country. But with Donald Trump in office, an election approaching, and Senator Mitch McConnell eager to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, her loss could have drastically negative impacts on the future of the Supreme Court and our nation as a whole. Following her death, McConnell released a statement saying that "President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," according to Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio. Read more...

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from Mashable https://mashable.com/article/how-to-protect-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-seat/
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