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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter revealed the 87-year-old Supreme Court justice’s dying wish, which Ginsburg gave to her just days before passing.

NPR reported that Ginsburg “dictated” the following statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Ginsburg was widely praised by those across the political spectrum for her toughness in battling five separate bouts of cancer.

The Supreme Court released the following statement in response to Ginsburg’s death:

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one greatgrandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959- 1961. From 1961- 1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963-1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972- 1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977-1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973-1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974-1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. During her more than 40 years as a Judge and a Justice, she was served by 159 law clerks.

While on the Court, the Justice authored My Own Words (2016), a compilation of her speeches and writings.

A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

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72 Comments
  • Roger Kirkland says:

    Sure she said that. She was most likely on a lot of pain medication and didn’t even know where she was sadly. I believe her liberal granddaughter decided to take advantage of her death to push a liberal agenda .

  • Keith says:

    This might sound cold, but here it comes. When Ted Kennedy (D) died, the left expected the Republicans to feel sorry for the dems. When Elijah Cummings (D) died, the left expcted the Republicans to feel sorry for them. When John McCain (R) died, the left expected the Republicans to feel sorry for them. McCain was a Democrat. Rino!!! When Trumps brother died, the Democrats only stated that the wrong Trump died. Now we have Ruth Ginsburg (D) die and expect the repubicans to boohoo. Get the picture??? Dems are Demons. Crooked is as crooked does. Trump 2020. 3rd term 2024. Lol

  • Eickhoff Robert says:

    Her dying wish, c’mon. That’s a left wing commo so no one will argue with it

  • Bill says:

    Good riddance to one evil old woman who hurt more people with her lunatic rulings!

  • Thaddeus says:

    Let’s Look At It This Way Fact 1 President Trump Isn’t A L:ame Duck President Like Obama Was In 2016 . 2 The Election Hasn’t Happen Yet For 2020 3 An Immident replacement Should Be Appoint ASAP In Good Faith The President Trump Will Be Re Elected If She Wanted A Demoncrap President She Should Have Retired In 2015 Or Earlier

  • Frank Campo says:

    Who cares about her dying wish. Adios.

  • caroline adams says:

    You don’t get to dictate from the grave. It is not about you want. Hope you regret the abortions of children you promoted.

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