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Reflections On Legal Legacy Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg And What’s Next For The High Court

On Monday's edition of "Closer Look," host Rose Scott spoke with Leah Ward Sears, left, and Sonja West about the life and legal legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
On Monday's edition of "Closer Look," host Rose Scott spoke with Leah Ward Sears, left, and Sonja West about the life and legal legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The news broke Friday evening: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

She was 87 years old.

Ginsburg sat on the high court for 27 years before her death. During much of her term, she had battled pancreatic cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer.

Today, she is remembered as an advocate for women’s rights and as a leader of the court’s liberal justices.

However, her death has also spurred widespread debate regarding how and when her predecessor should be chosen.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott spoke to two legal experts about the legacy of Justice Ginsburg and what’s next when it comes to nominating her successor.

Guests:

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.