WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today at 87 from cancer complications.
Justice Ginsburg was nominated for the highest court of the land by President Clinton in 1933 and has served for 27 years as an associate justice.
She is the second woman to be selected for the Supreme Court and is known to be a liberal icon. She fought for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights, voting in several high profile cases in the last decades, including the 2015 case that legalized gay marriage.
She battled cancer 5 times in her life, and her health has been heavily scrutinized in recent years.
Her death follows reports that she was doing well after a recent hospitalization. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her close family.
Ginsburg death changes the election landscape going into November, and a battle in the US Senate is likely to occur over selecting her replacement.
President Trump has recently released an updated list of Supreme Court justice nominations ahead of the race, which will certainly come into play now. Some of the larger figures include Congressman Ted Cruz, Judge Bridget Bade, and Senator Tom Cotton.
Ginsburg passing will spur both a time of mourning and a surge of energy as the election draws near.
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