A heated political battle will ensue.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87.
Ginsberg passed away on Friday, and died from complications due to pancreatic cancer.
Ginsberg was appointed to the court in 1993 by US President Bill Clinton.
Her death will kick off a heated political battle for her replacement, with the Republicans holding a majority in the US Senate, and many will seek to replace her with a Conservative nominee.
It remains to be seen whether US President Donald Trump will push for an new nominee before the election.
That battle comes in the middle of election season in the deeply divided United States, and will likely drive a far more aggressive tone to the campaign.
On Twitter, the US Supreme Court blog released a statement, which you can read below:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87. pic.twitter.com/D4DnIXux0l
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) September 18, 2020
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