Some Americans Have Grave Concerns With The Passing Of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Future Of America's Highest Court Is Uncertain With The Passing Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Atlanta, GA - The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes the third Supreme Court vacancy in the past five years. This means that the current president would be the first since Richard Nixon to install three justices on the high court in a single four-year term.
America’s upcoming federal election on November 3rd is now even more crucial to both democracy and justice for all. Should Donald Trump be able to appoint a conservative justice before he leaves the White House (IF he leaves the White House), it could dramatically swing the balance of justice in an uncertain direction which could impact the rights of some Americans for generations to come.
Tireless Champion Lost
Nse Ufot, CEO of The New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organisation to register and civically engaged Georgians in the State of Georgia, has the following to say regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Our nation has lost a tireless champion for justice who has done more than her share to fill the pages of America’s history books.
When you truly look at her powerful dissents and opinions on everything from voting rights to pay discrimination against women, you can’t help but be inspired by the boldness of her words. In previous interviews, she stated that some of her dissents were aimed at swaying the opinions of her fellow judges while others she looked at as “an appeal to the intelligence of another day.” Her hope was to provide guidance to future courts.
We must remember that when Justice Scalia died on February 13, 2016, also an election year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to act on Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the opening and surmised that it was too close to an election. McConnell has now stated that he would push through a nominee in 2020 under Trump.
The hypocrisy is astounding and it is disgusting to see that they are already working to make moves to replace Justice Ginsburg as we are 45 days away from Election Day. People are either ignoring this fact or they welcome it.
One thing we can do to properly honor the life, work, and legacy of Justice Ginsberg is to VOTE! We must do all we can to avoid the Bush v. Gore scenario from the 2000 election. We must have historic participation and an accurate count.
Rest well Justice Ginsburg!
About The New Georgia Project
The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engaged Georgians. To date, the NGP has registered nearly 400,000 people from underrepresented communities to vote in Georgia. In addition to registering voters, NGP also advocates for civil and human rights causes and works to advance justice on behalf of historically marginalized communities.
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