Ginsburg v. cancer was a ‘remarkable fight’: RBG battled five bouts of cancer over two decades

Ginsburg v. cancer was a ‘remarkable fight’: RBG battled five bouts of cancer over...

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CLOSE Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women. USA TODAYSupreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday evening, had overcome four bouts with pancreatic, lung and colon cancer dating back two decades.Ginsburg, 87, could not beat the most recent…
A fall ‘twindemic’? As US nears 200,000 coronavirus deaths, experts fear COVID-19, flu may be a deadly combo

A fall ‘twindemic’? As US nears 200,000 coronavirus deaths, experts fear COVID-19, flu may...

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CLOSE COVID-19 widespread testing is crucial to fighting the pandemic, but is there enough testing? The answer is in the positivity rates. USA TODAYAs a physician at a Boston community health center that serves a large minority population, Dr. Julita Mir has had a close-up view of the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact, even beyond the…
Who might succeed Justice Ginsburg? Trump’s short list begins with these five women (and one man)

Who might succeed Justice Ginsburg? Trump’s short list begins with these five women (and...

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WASHINGTON – The line to succeed the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court likely starts with these federal appeals court judges:Amy Coney Barrett Federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Photo: AP)A finalist for Trump's second high court nomination, which ultimately went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, Barrett, 48, is a favorite of religious conservatives.Barrett rocketed…
Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs. after Ginsburg’s death

Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs....

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CLOSE Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. (Sept. 18) AP DomesticWhen Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, Senate Republicans came out of the gate insisting that his seat not be…
‘The voters should pick’: Joe Biden says nomination to replace Ginsburg should be made after the November election

‘The voters should pick’: Joe Biden says nomination to replace Ginsburg should be made...

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CLOSE Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women. USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday whoever is elected president in November should be the one to nominate the next U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Biden, speaking to…
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s top opinions and dissents, from VMI to Voting Rights Act

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s top opinions and dissents, from VMI to Voting Rights Act

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WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87, surrounded by her family.Only the second woman to serve on the nation's highest court, she dressed for decisions and dissents. She had a special collar, or jabot, for announcing majority opinions from the bench and another for her frequent, and more…
‘She never failed’: Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

‘She never failed’: Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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WASHINGTON – Lawmakers, past presidents, world leaders and pundits reacted Friday night to the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a lifelong pioneer for gender equality and the second woman to serve on the nation's highest court. Ginsburg leaves behind an enormous influence on the law as the nation’s preeminent litigator for women’s rights, a federal appeals court…
And then there were eight: Supreme Court is used to working shorthanded

And then there were eight: Supreme Court is used to working shorthanded

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WASHINGTON – If the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court remains vacant for some time, it won't be anything her colleagues are not accustomed to.When Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in February 2016, Senate Republicans blocked President Barack Obama from filling the seat, which would have given liberals a majority for the…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish: ‘I will not be replaced until a new president is installed’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish: ‘I will not be replaced until a new president...

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WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just days before her death on Friday, shared her last wish: that her replacement to the highest court in the land be picked by a president other than Donald Trump."My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg said in a statement…
McConnell says Senate will vote on Trump’s nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat

McConnell says Senate will vote on Trump’s nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme...

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CLOSE Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Friday they are prepared to move soon on what is likely to be a fraught process of filling the Supreme Court…