The Nominat


United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had recently passed away September 18. Even before she became a justice, she was an advocate of women’s rights and gender equality. 

In her earlier years, she was one of the only 9 females in her male-dominated Harvard Law class. She worked her way up, starting out as a clerk for 2 years to getting nominated and appointed by Bill Clinton as a Justice. A few of her notable accomplishments were co-founding the first law journal in 1970 which focused on women’s rights, arguing six landmark cases before the supreme court and becoming the first woman to be in two major Law reviews: Harvard and Columbia

Ginsburg’s death left a spot on the Supreme Court vacant. A new Justice is chosen when the president nominates someone, and the Senate confirms them through a majority vote. President Trump’s shortlist of picks to possibly succeed her including Bridget Bade, Amy Coney Barrett, Keitch Blackwell, Daniel Cameron, etc. He nominated Amy Coney Barrett on the 26 of September, only 8 days after her death. Barret is currently a federal judge serving on the U.S. court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Some of her stances include letting states set their own laws on abortions, ruling more in favor of the wealth. If sworn in as justice, she could possibly put a threat to efforts made on abortion rights and healthcare.

Not only are people upset by the announcement of a replacement just days after Ginsburg’s death, but they also want Republicans to uphold the standards they put on former president Obama, who denied his Justice nomination 8 months before the elections happened in 2016. Ginsburg’s wish was to not be replaced until a new president was installed.