Headline, September 27 2020/ ''' '' GINSBURG JUSTICE GREATEST '' ''' : THE HONOURS




AMONG THE NOTABLY YOUNG CROWD was Erin Drumm, a student at the Catholic University of America.

''I came here because I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg represents everything that America should stand for,'' the 19-year-old said. 

''She represents the freedom to choose and respect for science and other people regardless of their gender, race ethnicity or religion.''

Taylor Guitierrez, 26, said he wanted to celebrate Ginsburg's achievements knowing that she helped to create a more equitable society for us.''

''But I think at the same time there's just a certain trepidation since we don't really know what's going to come next,'' he added. ''There's a very real fear that something could be rolled back.''

WASHINGTON : US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg died one recent  Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.

Affectionately known as the Notorious RBG, the 87-year-old Ginsberg was the oldest of the Supreme Court Justices.

She died after a fight with a pancreatic cancer, the court announced saying, she passed away ''surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, DC.''

Coming just 46 days before an election in which in which President Donald Trump lags his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the polls, the vacancy offers the Republican a chance to lock in a conservative majority at the court for decades to come.

Trump issued a statement praising  Ginsburg as a ''titan of t he law,'' but gave no indication whether he intended to press ahead with a nomination. Accolades flowed in for pioneering Jewish Justice.

''Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,''  said Chief Justice John Roberts.

Trump's predecessor Barrack Obama said in a tweet that Ginsburg ''fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals.''

Biden said she was an ''American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal : Equal Justice Under Law.''

In Washington, hundreds of tearful mourners laid flowers  in front of the Supreme Court, where the diminutive Ginsburg sat for 27 years - even taking arguments and issuing opinions from her hospital bed after repeated bouts of illness over the past two years.

US flags flew at half-mast on each side of the court building. People lit candles on the steps of the court while others held rainbow flags.

One placard on the courts steps read :

''We love you Ruthie Bear.'' Ginsburg anchored the court's liberal faction, whittled to four by two Trump's appointments since 2017.

The appointment of a sixth conservative justice could lead to a court that would potentially remove abortion rights, strengthen the powers of business, and water down provided to minorities and the LGBTO community over the past three decades.

Within minutes of the news of her death, the enormous political battle had begun - with Biden warning Trump had no right to name a successor so close to the November 1 election.

Democrats are expected  to fight tough to force a delay - an uphill battle given the control the Republicans have on the Senate, which must approve any nomination. [AFP]

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