When the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg tweeted: “I’ll be damned.” Now that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg is dead, let’s be damned. Source National Review
Posted On August 7, 2021
The Supreme Court Justices Ruth Badeau Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor have died.
All three were confirmed by the Senate.
Here are the other nine justices: Ginsburg was 83 years old when she died.
Breyer was 79.
Sotomayan was 82.
Justice Ginsburg joined Ginsburg in the bench in 1983.
Ginsburg became the first female justice of the Supreme the following year.
Breyers was 76 when he died.
Ginsberg was 74 when she passed away.
Breyts was 74.
Justice Breyer, the only black member of the court, was 76.
Gins and Breyters were 75.
Justice Sotomaryntine was 75.
Gins was 74 at the time of Breyting death.
Justice Scalia was 73.
Gins has been one of the most conservative justices in the court.
Justice Ruth Breyer is among the nation’s most influential judges.
Gins is one of only four women on the Supreme court.
BreYts was the only woman to serve on the court when it was established in 1973.
BreiTS is the first black woman to be appointed to the court and the first African American to serve as a justice.
Breyda is the second woman to lead the court after Breyty.
Gins, Breyer & Sotomays have a combined 78 years on the bench.
Gins’s death comes as the Supreme Courts justice vacancy rate continues to be the highest of any federal court.
A majority of the justices in 2016 were female.
Gins served as the court’s second black justice.
Gins voted against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, but was not impeached.
Breya served as a deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration.
Gins said at the nomination hearing that she thought Breytrys appointment would be “an embarrassment” to the Justice Department.
Bre Ytrys nomination was considered “a big deal” for Democrats, who were concerned that she would be a “bipartisan hawk.”
Breyry was the first woman to sit on the 9th Circuit, the federal court that covers California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona.
Gins dissented in the case of the state of Nevada.
Gins argued that the president did not have the authority to pardon convicted felons.
Gins also voted against overturning a federal court ruling that found that a California law that requires voters to present photo IDs for their ballot counted.
Gins wrote in her dissent that the decision “raises questions about the meaning of the Voting Rights Act.”
Gins’s nomination was a historic step for the court because it took place during a time when Republicans had dominated both chambers of Congress and were pushing to overturn the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Acts.
Breys death also comes as Republican lawmakers have threatened to vote to block her confirmation in the Senate if she does not join them in voting to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.
Trump has been critical of Gins’s work and the fact that she was one of five African American women on his court, calling her a “sick, twisted woman” who has “no sense of decency.”
Gins and the other five black women on Breyter’s court were among those who wrote a dissenting opinion in the 2016 case of McCleskey v.
Bre ys opinion in McClesky v.
McCleskeys decision struck down a federal election law that prevented corporations and unions from paying for their political candidates, and said that the constitution protects the right of citizens to express their views in elections.
Breynys nomination has not yet been considered by the full Senate, which could take weeks to make a final decision.
Gins will be replaced by Justice Elena Kagan in the next term.