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Ruth Bader Ginsburg - SCOTUS Judge - Dies age 87


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#1 sierraleone

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 10:04 PM

I am not going to make political commentary on her death & the implications tonight. If that is your thing, feel free.

I don't have many words right now. I'd just like to recognized her contributions to lessening gender inequality under the law.

If I recall & understand correctly, she persuaded SCOTUS in the 70s to create a new level of legal scrutiny to review sex discrimination cases under the constitution. It is called intermediate scrutiny. A stronger level of scrutiny that those cases received previoulsy before under a Rational Basis test. A lesser level of scrutiny than strict scrutiny, which is typically reserved for classification based on race, national origin, and alienage.

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#2 Virgil Vox

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 04:31 PM

Horribly sad. She will be deeply missed.

It's terrible that a huge fight is already taking place over who is going to replace her and she hasn't even been buried yet.
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#3 Mary Rose

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 05:10 PM

Well, that's Trump ad his cronies. Class all around.  It's a very scary time to be a woman or girl.
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#4 Elara

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 03:28 PM

^^^ Yep, and losing Ruth Bader Ginsburg at this time, just adds to that concern. She tried to stay alive for us, as her last great act, but even the best of us can't cheat death. May she now rest peacefully.
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#5 Virgil Vox

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 08:12 PM

Trump has unveiled his nominee. While she seems competent and experienced she has also said she has no problem overturning previous Supreme Court decisions so conservatives might finally end Roe v. Wade. They could also undo gay marriage and the LGBT protections that were just passed.
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