On the evening of September 18, 2020, Justice of the US Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from cancer complications.
Hers was a legendary run as SCOTUS jurist with seminal cases decided (and dissented to) left and right, at all times based on her insightful and incisive application of the law. Whether you agreed or disagreed, her clear writing let you know without doubt how she felt the law applied and exactly why she was ruling the way she was.
Further, her friendship with complete political opposite Justice Antonin Scalia was equally legendary (and important), as she lived a life that showed what "reasonable minds can differ" can truly mean.
As we turn now towards a 2020 political season that was already hot; with the fight to replace such a figure now looming, it's hard to imagine that it didn't just become boiling.
Rest in Peace Justice Ginsburg.
#RBG #RIP #SCOTUS
Discussed in this episode:
"Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg"
Supreme Court of the United States - September 18, 2020
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg"
"A Lawyer Breaks Down the DACA Ruling: What it Says...and Doesn't (VL249)"
YouTube Video - September 18, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Ginsburg And Scalia: 'Best Buddies'"
NPR Website - February 15, 2016
Article 2, Section 2
"Merrick Garland Supreme Court nomination"
"McConnell now says he’d hold SCOTUS hearings in an election year — in a reversal of 2016"
Vox - May 29, 2019 - Aaron Rupar
"McConnell: Trump's Supreme Court nominee 'will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate'"
Fox News - September 18, 2020 - Brooke Singman
"Democrats warn GOP: Don't fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 or we'll retaliate"
NBC News - August 3, 2020 - Sahil Kapur
"Judiciary Act of 1869"
"The switch in time that saved nine"
"There is absolutely no question that an ugly year and ugly election season just got 100x uglier."
Tweet - September 18, 2020 - Richard Hoeg (@hoeglaw)
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