OPINION | This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Ginsburg In Final Statement: ‘My Most Fervent Wish Is That I Will Not Be Replaced Until A New President Is Installed

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday.

The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

Soon after her death was announced, BNO reported, citing an NPR report, that Ginsburg wrote in a statement that: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”

Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member.