Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sharron Cohen was the plaintiff in a case that eventually fell to a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And Cohen says that years later, Ginsberg encouraged her to embrace her part in the landmark case.
Early in her career, the Supreme Court justice argued cases that expanded rights for women and men.
Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a "spiral" of retaliation, experts say.
The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.
Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."
Before he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, the South Carolina senator said a Supreme Court vacancy shouldn't be filled during an election year. His position has changed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing a vote for a potential Trump nominee will take place on the Senate floor despite McConnell not even holding a hearing for Obama's 2016 nominee.
The 86-year-old justice was hospitalized on Friday, but in a statement the Supreme Court said her symptoms "have abated," and she could be released as early as Sunday morning.
The justice has been recovering at home since late December. She missed January's oral argument days but participated in those 11 cases based on written briefs and transcripts of the arguments.