Currents News Staff
For the final time, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court.
The late justice is lying in repose at the Supreme Court, giving pundits and the public the opportunity to honor her life and legacy.
“Among the words that describe Ruth: tough, brave, a fighter, a winner. But also: thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest,” is how U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts described his colleague and friend.
An army of more than a hundred of her former clerks stood watch over her casket.
Some accompanied it up the stone steps leading to the Great Hall where the liberal icon presided for almost 30 years.
“She will live on in what she did to improve the law and the lives of all of us, and yet, Ruth is gone and we grieve,” said Roberts.
Politicians and the public paid their respects.
Meanwhile Capitol Hill, Republicans are quickly working to fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacancy before the election as Democrats vow retaliation.
“Everything is on the table,” said New York Senator Chuck Schumer. “My Senate Democratic colleagues and candidates know America needs some change, and we’re going to figure out the best way to do it.”
“We should go to the American people to make the case for why this is a gigantic mistake and an abuse of power,” said presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Senators are strategizing over the open Supreme Court seat and ponder the person President Trump may pick.
“The president put forward a list of incredibly talented nominees, including Indiana’s own Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” said Republican Indiana state Senator Todd Young.
“We have not had a Supreme Court justice from Florida,” explained Republican state Senator Rick Scott, “Barbara Lagoa is a qualified jurist.”
President Trump will be at the Supreme Court Sept. 24 to pay tribute to the legendary life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.