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Statement Regarding the Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

September 19, 2020

Press Statement
For Immediate Release: 9.19.20
Contact: Lacey McNiel,
Direct: 972-941-4453

Religious Liberty Expert Kelly Shackelford Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC – The following statement may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, & Chief Counsel of First Liberty Institute:

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer who shaped decades of jurisprudence in America.  While we mourn her passing, it is paramount that the Supreme Court not be left with a vacancy in the middle of a pandemic that continues to restrain the religious liberty of millions of Americans. President Trump must nominate, and the Senate confirm, a new justice immediately. The American people deserve nothing less.”


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