They’re both women. And that’s pretty much the extent of the commonality between the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amy Coney Barrett, the woman now believed most likely to succeed her.


By the time Ginsburg, aka the Notorious RBG, died on Friday, aged 87, she had become a pop culture icon. A liberal firebrand and tireless campaigner for equal rights, her impact on today’s America cannot be underestimated, and her loss has electrified an already divided country, turning this year’s election into a battle for the next 30 to 40 years of American justice.


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