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Ginsburg said she didn’t want to be replaced on Supreme Court “until a new president is installed”

According to a statement obtained by NPR, Ruth Bader Ginsburg told her granddaughter just days before her death that her “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Ginsburg died surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, DC, the court said. A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ginsburg had suffered from five bouts of cancer, most recently a recurrence in early 2020 when a biopsy revealed lesions on her liver. She had said that chemotherapy was yielding “positive results” and that she was able to maintain an active daily routine.
In an interview late Friday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) told Seven Days that a rushed vote to confirm a nominee put forth by President Donald Trump would have lasting consequences for the federal judiciary.
“That would make a mockery of the Supreme Court,” said Leahy, the dean of the Senate and most senior member of its Judiciary Committee. “It would totally politicize the Supreme Court. It would say only Republicans can be on the Supreme Court — and that would be so destructive of our whole system of justice.”

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