Complications from pancreatic cancer have led to the death of the oldest member of the US Supreme Court (SC), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an official statement to the SC on September 18.
вЂњOur country has lost a lawyer of historic proportions. We Supreme Court members have lost a dear colleague. Today we mourn her, but we are confident that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her вЂ” a tireless and determined fighter for justice, вЂќ said SC Chairman Roberts.
Recall that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, which is a lifelong position in the United States, from US President Bill Clinton in 1993. During her 27 years in this post, Ginzburg was a consistent supporter of the so-called. The вЂњprogressiveвЂќ agenda of the Democratic Party. Her systematic support for LGBT empowerment has made her a polarizing figure in American society.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seriously ill for a long time and was repeatedly operated on due to oncology. Her health began to deteriorate especially over the past year.
Nevertheless, Ginzburg refused to relinquish her judicial powers to the last, hoping to resign after the upcoming presidential elections and the expected inauguration of the Democratic Party candidate Joseph Biden. However, now the current US President Donald Trump has the opportunity to make another life-long appointment in the US Armed Forces to replace the deceased Ginsburg.