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‘Ol Dead White B**ch,’ Liberals Attack Late Justice Ginsburg After Texas Abortion Decision By SCOTUS

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During her tenure on the Supreme Court the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did everything she could to protect abortion rights in the United States, but that was not enough for some.

After the Supreme Court declined to step in and block the Texas heartbeat law, which effectively bans abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected in the womb, some on Twitter took to blaming the late Justice for not retiring when she could have been replaced by former President Obama.

It is important to note that the Court did not decide on the constitutionality of the law, which contains a provision that allows private citizens to sue anyone involved in an abortion even if they have no connection to the parties.

“It is unclear whether the named defendants in this lawsuit can or will seek to enforce the Texas law against the applicants in a manner that might permit our intervention,” the majority of the court said in its opinion. “The State has represented that neither it nor its executive employees possess the authority to enforce the Texas law either directly or indirectly. Nor is it clear whether, under existing precedent, this Court can issue an injunction against state judges asked to decide a lawsuit under Texas’s law.”

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Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, sided with the liberals, as he has done in the past, which made Justice Ginsburg’s replacement, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, key to the case.

“I’ve said this before but these days, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s biggest legacy as a Justice (though not as an attorney) is Amy Coney Barrett,” Eric Michael Garcia, a correspondent for The Independent, said.

“In retrospect, maybe Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have stepped down from the Court in 2014,” another Twitter user said.

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“Unless and until the Court gets expanded, the implications of Ginsburg’s decision not to retire during the first 6 years of Obama’s presidency are going to be earth-shattering,” another said.

“Can’t help but again remember that progressives asked Ginsburg to retire while they had the ability to replace her with a justice with the same ideals and in her hubris and lack of foresight she refused,” another Twitter user said.

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“The Court is entirely political, which is why it was a huge mistake for Ginsburg not to retire in 2009/2010 (this does not happen if she retires back then) and it is a huge mistake that Breyer is not retiring now (a 7-2 court approves even worse laws than a 6-3 court does),” another said, but it got worse.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s categorical refusal to retire brought us here. So thanks you old dead white bitch,” a woman who described herself as a “feminist” said in a tweet that has been deleted, The Daily Caller reported.

Joe Biden has continued to be furious with the law and has vowed to do everything he can to protect abortion.

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“The most pernicious thing about the Texas law, it sort of creates a vigilante system where people get rewards to go out and – anyway. And it just seems – I know this sounds ridiculous – almost unamerican what we’re talking about,” he said on Friday at the White House.

“It just seems, I know this sounds ridiculous, almost un-American what we’re talking about. Not to debate about, I respect people who think, who don’t support Roe v. Wade. I respect their views. I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all. I respect that, don’t agree, but I respect that. Not going to impose that on people,” he said to reporters.

“There are possibilities within the existing law to have the Justice Department look and see whether there are things that can be done that can limit the independent action of individuals in enforcing in a federal system a state law,” he said.

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