Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. Other liberal voices have said Breyer should retire when the court finishes its work for the term, usually by early summer. Among the names being circulated are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and U.S. District Court Judge Michelle Childs. Breyer's departure wouldn't do anything to change the conservatives' 6-3 edge on the Supreme Court.
How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. First among them was the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Scalia, but they also dug deeper. Months later, in the fall of 2017, Trump set about updating his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. Trump and McGahn set about elevating Barrett's profile for the next opening on the high court –- with Trump telling some aides he was “saving” her for Ginsburg's seat. “I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court,” she said.
Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG
The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington at 87, the court said. Late in her court tenure, she became a social media icon, the Notorious RBG, a name coined by a law student who admired Ginsburg’s dissent in a case cutting back on a key civil rights law. Her mother, Celia Bader, died of cancer the night before Ginsburg, then 17, was to graduate from high school.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'skeptically hopeful' about Roe v Wade
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on Sept. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg, 86, spoke to over 300 attendees about the Supreme Court's previous term. (CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes Roe v. Wade, the 1973 milestone that gave women a constitutional right to abortion, will survive in upcoming years but that the current conservative-dominated court might topple other precedents. "I've heard from women who told stories about Harvey Weinstein many years ago," Ginsburg said in a February 2018 interview that received scant notice at the time. Souter had offered to help Ginsburg's cancer recovery any way he could, so she called him. "Roe has pretty strong precedential weight by now," Ginsburg said in an August 2018 interview, explaining why she is hopeful the 1973 case would not be overturned.