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RBG's Death Raises New Specter: a Lame-Duck Confirmation

And mourners grieve over loss of powerful Supreme Court judge
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2020 11:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hundreds of people sang "Amazing Grace" on Friday evening for a lost icon of justice—Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court flag stood at half-mast in Washington, DC, as people tweeted photos and videos of the hushed scene, where mourners also sang "America the Beautiful" and John Lennon's "Imagine," the Hill reports. "We were talking on the way up here and about how easy it is to get swept up in all the politics and the emotional back and forth of Supreme Court decisions and wrap that up with the grief of losing somebody as monumental," Washington resident Courtney Tate, 36, told DCist. "But I think the better thing to do is remember RBG and rejoice in the work she did. Especially with respect to women's rights." For more:

  • Scalia's son: The son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia posted a series of touching tweets about Ginsburg's relationship with his father, CNN reports. "I'm very sad to hear about the passing of my parents' good friend, and my father's wonderful colleague, Justice Ginsburg," he tweeted. "May her memory be a blessing." Read this moving tweet about Scalia giving her two dozen roses.

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