R.B.G.’s Final Wish

Cover image from Cleveland Scene

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RBG before she passed

On September 18th Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bauer Ginsburg passed away from metastatic pancreas cancer. She died at the age of 97. She was seen as a projector of women and minorities. She was a very small woman, but was incredibly tough. She has helped in giving and protecting many rights of women and creating equality between all people:

  • The rights to sign a mortgage without a man
  • The right to have a bank account without a male co-sign
  • The right to have a job without being discriminated based on gender
  • The right for women to be pregnant/have kids and work
  • The right to pension equal to male counterparts
  • The right for men to receive widowers Social Security benefits
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RBG being sworn in

She was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She served for years as the most senior member of the Supreme Court, and was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was also the only Jewish woman to serve on the court. As her final wish, she told her granddaughter she wanted her replacement to be decided by the winner of the 2020 election. However, Mitch McConnell claimed President Trump’s nominee will be given a vote on the floor of the Senate. (Hit “2” to read more)

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