The US presidential candidates have both paid tribute to the Supreme Court’sveteran judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died following complications withcancer aged 87. She was best known for her liberal views and fighting forequality for all. Joe Biden learned of the news whilst on a flight, and held apress conference once he landed. President Trump described her as an “amazingwoman”.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at her home inWashington aged 87, setting off a likely intense debate over the appointmentof her replacement. A diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion whobecame the court’s second female justice, Ms Ginsburg died of complicationsfrom metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death little more thansix weeks before Election Day is expected to spark a heated battle overwhether President Donald Trump should nominate, and the Republican-led Senateshould confirm, her replacement, or if the seat should remain vacant until theoutcome of his race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.
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[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump said that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court. CNN reports that Trump told that GOP must will fill the seat "without delay." Democrats argue the Senate should refrain from confirming a replacement until after the next president is sworn in. CNN previously reported that the President had been "salivating" to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg even before her death on Friday.