Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Is that what women want?

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September 23, 2020

Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Is that what women want?

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By Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz,

In 1993, when Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court, then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. thanked her for saving his daughter “from having to be the second woman nominee to the Supreme Court.”

She was confirmed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Twenty-seven years later, as Justice Ginsburg’s death roils the country and injects new uncertainty into an already bitter presidential race, one element is all-but certain: The country will soon have a fifth woman nominee to the Supreme Court.

Mr. Biden, now the Democratic candidate for president, has pledged to “make history” and appoint the first Black woman to the Court should he have the chance.

President Trump, who is expected to make an actual nomination this week, has made a similar promise. He, too, plans to name a woman — “a very talented, very brilliant woman.”

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