(WatchDogReport.org) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) passed away from cancer complications on September 18, 2020. The loss of the US Supreme Court judge was felt by millions of Americans on the Right and the Left. She was a force of nature.
RBG had served on the court for nearly 30 years when she died. Former President Bill Clinton appointed her to the high court in 1993 and she quickly became known as a Liberal firebrand. Republicans didn’t particularly like where Ginsburg stood on religious freedom, abortion, and other issues, but they respected her. In fact, she was good friends with the conservative version of herself, Justice Antonin Scalia.
Prior to RBG’s ascendance to the SCOTUS, she argued many sex-discrimination cases in front of the federal courts. She successfully fought to overturn laws that denied men:
- tax deductions for caregiver expenses
- military spousal allowances and
- Social Security survivors benefits
Nobody can deny the impact Ginsburg made on society — good and bad. Now, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who filled RBG’s seat will have the opportunity to do the same thing.
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