Amy Coney Barrett replaces the much-admired Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died still on the bench at the age of 87. While Ginsburg was a liberal, Barrett is considered a conservative, and will have some 40 years to prove it, if she lives so long, since being a Supreme Court Justice is a life-time appointment. If the Democrats win the Presidential election, there is talk that they will consider extending the court to more justices and putting on term limits.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Chief Justice John Roberts: “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.”