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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death leaves vast legal legacy — and a crucial vacancy


The nation mourns the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose position as the leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing saw her participate in landmark rulings on sex discrimination, marriage equality and reproductive rights. The vacancy left by her death leaves many anxious about the future of the court. Ginsburg’s dying wish was that her seat not be filled “until a new president is installed.” But Sen. Mitch McConnell says he intends to put President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vote on the Senate floor.