Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not a ‘medical freedom champion’

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Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87. Ginsburg is most noted for her lifelong fight for equality for women.

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The claim: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a ‘medical freedom champion’

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, people have taken to social media to honor her legacy. An Instagram tribute by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent anti-vaccination activist, claims that Ginsburg voted in support of medical freedom.

Kennedy’s caption on the Instagram post — a picture of Ginsburg under the text “R.I.P. R.B.G: Medical Freedom Champion” — pointed to a case in which the justice dissented as evidence in support of the claim.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death robs vaccine safety advocates of one of their SCOTUS champions,” the post reads. “The other is Sonia Sotomayor. In 2015, RBG joined Sotomayor in a withering dissent of Judge Scalia’s historic decision

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Another Supreme Court showdown, without Ginsburg

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The Supreme Court will take a look at another challenge of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in the fall.

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WASHINGTON – The death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have a major impact on the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which arrives at the Supreme Court one week after Election Day.

The latest effort by Texas and 17 allied states to strike down the 10-year-old law has been considered a long shot at the court because of Chief Justice John Roberts’ alignment with the four liberal justices in prior challenges.

Without Ginsburg, however, there could be four votes on either side, which would leave a federal appeals court ruling against the law intact. If President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans nominate and confirm a conservative successor to hear the case, that could tip the balance.

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Biden says death of Justice Ginsburg highlights threats to U.S. health care

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Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Biden speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and its consequences, on Sunday at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.


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Vice President Biden speaks about the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and its consequences, on Sunday at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus.

The Supreme Court will hear a Republican-led case seeking to throw out the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration supports, the week after the Nov. 3 election, and could also hear cases on other salient issues in the next few months, such as voting rights, and potentially even determine a winner of the November presidential election.

The death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jolted the presidential campaign just six weeks before the election and as several states are already voting.

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The Latest: Trump Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Ginsburg | Alaska News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local):

President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation directing that flags at the White House and all public buildings and grounds and military facilities be flown at half-staff until the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is interred.

The president has also directed that flags be flown at half-staff at all U.S. embassies and other facilities abroad. The proclamation calls Ginsburg “a trailblazer, not only in the field of law, but in the history of our country.”

Former President Barack Obama is calling Ruth Bader Ginsburg “a relentless litigator and an incisive jurist” who “inspired generations, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to law students burning the midnight oil to the most powerful leaders in the land.”

Obama issued a statement Friday after Ginsburg’s death from cancer complications at age 87. He says Ginsburg should be

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