Saturday, September 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsberg; what a life, what an amazing example of a human being, or advocacy, of persistence in the cause of equality and justice.

From today’s NYTimes, “A small number of Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa — have indicated they would not want to fill a Supreme Court vacancy so close to a presidential election. But it was not certain whether they would hold to that stance.”

What are chances that these Senators will have a spine when the time comes? Based on past actions, the chances are nil.

Mourning the loss of this remarkable person, and feeling, as many undoubtedly are today, that generations of Americans will despair under the decisions a staunchly absurd Supreme Court makes in the years to come.