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The world will remember the year 2020 for the death of many influential figures.(HT Photo)

Influential figures who passed away in 2020

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:01 AM IST
From Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Pranab Mukherjee the list of people this year took away is long.
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US President Donald Trump applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Associate Justice during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump applauds Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Associate Justice during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26.(AFP)

Barrett sworn in, becoming youngest justice of US Supreme Court

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Democrats worry that Barrett could tilt the scale in favour of the president if he were to challenge the outcome of the November 3 election.
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US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett while posing with her on a White House balcony after she took her oath of office to serve on the US Supreme Court in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump applauds US Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett while posing with her on a White House balcony after she took her oath of office to serve on the US Supreme Court in Washington.(REUTERS)

‘A momentous day for America’: Trump hails Barrett’s confirmation as Supreme Court justice

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Barrett was Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the death of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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No nominee to the Supreme Court has ever been confirmed by the Senate this close to a presidential election.(REUTERS)
No nominee to the Supreme Court has ever been confirmed by the Senate this close to a presidential election.(REUTERS)

Amy Coney Barrett to seal SC confirmation

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:30 AM IST
With Republicans controlling the chamber 53-47 and no indication of an internal revolt against the conservative appeals court judge succeeding liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barrett looks almost certain to take up a lifetime appointment on the bench over universal Democratic opposition.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to a question during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2020.(Reuters file)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett responds to a question during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2020.(Reuters file)

US Senate panel moves ahead with confirmation process of SC judge Barrett

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:19 PM IST
The full Senate is scheduled to vote on Monday, confirming her as the ninth member of the bench to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Women's March activists participate in a nationwide protest against Donald Trump's decision to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election(REUTERS)
Women's March activists participate in a nationwide protest against Donald Trump's decision to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election(REUTERS)

Women’s March to protest Trump administration’s nomination to Supreme Court

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Scores of women marched to pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, besides protesting against Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)

Amy Coney Barrett cites ‘Ginsburg rule’ that Ginsburg didn’t follow

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:22 AM IST
It’s become a standard response by Republican high court nominees to recite Ginsburg’s words from her own confirmation hearing.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett adjusts her mask and listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett adjusts her mask and listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)

Health care is focus as Barrett Supreme Court hearing opens

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:16 PM IST
In a competing effort to approvingly define the 48-year-old Barrett, who sat silent and wearing a face mask, Republican senators called President Donald Trump’s pick a thoughtful judge with impeccable credentials.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, in the US Capitol, in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, in the US Capitol, in Washington.(Reuters Photo)

Courts ‘should not try’ to make policy: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to senators

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Barrett will tell the senators that “courts are not designed to solve every problem or right every wrong in our public life.”
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., not shown, speaks during their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett listens as Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., not shown, speaks during their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP)

Five things to know about court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Ginsburg’s replacement by Barrett, a conservative, would shift the balance on the court significantly right, from 5-4 in favor of conservatives to 6-3. Here are 5 things to know about her.
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The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a cameo (of sorts) in Deadpool 2.
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a cameo (of sorts) in Deadpool 2.

Reddit user finds Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute in Deadpool 2. Did you spot it?

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 08:29 PM IST
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg had made a blink-and-miss appearance in the 2018 film Deadpool 2. She was shown to be one of the contenders of the X-Force.
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The court did little more than defer its first action on an abortion-related issue since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month.(REUTERS)
The court did little more than defer its first action on an abortion-related issue since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month.(REUTERS)

US Supreme Court says women can get abortion pill by mail, for now

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 06:46 AM IST
The action came over the dissent of two conservative justices who would have immediately granted a Trump administration request to reinstate the requirement that women must visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain a pill.
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The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)
The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)

Angry opening: Donald Trump, Joe Biden lash, interrupt each other

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cleveland
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Donald Trump struggled to define his ideas for replacing the Affordable Care Act on health care in the debate’s early moments and defended his nomination of Barrett, declaring that “I was not elected for three years, I’m elected for four years.”
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Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(AP)
Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(AP)

Trump, Biden spar over Barrett nomination as first debate opens

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:14 AM IST
The difference between the two candidates’ tax history is fodder for Biden’s argument that Trump has conned working-class voters into supporting him.
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Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden said that Trump and Barrett want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, costing 20 million people their health insurance.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘clown’ as candidates spar in first debate

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:48 AM IST
The back-and-forth quickly degenerated after Trump answered the first question, about his nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump said he had the right to move swiftly to replace her, while Biden said U.S. voters should weigh in first.
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US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (right), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (right), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26.(AFP)

Senate Republicans rush to confirm Barrett as SC judge before election

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the Senate judiciary committee that will conduct the confirmation process, said he plans to start the process on October 12, and be ready for a floor vote after October 26.
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US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett, if confirmed by the US Senate, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump announces his US Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett, if confirmed by the US Senate, will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.(AFP)

Donald Trump’s choice of Amy Coney Barrett may not sway female voters he lacks

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Trump on Saturday named Barrett to replace the liberal jurist and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fulfilling his pledge to nominate a woman.
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Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump(REUTERS)
Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump(REUTERS)

Amy Coney Barrett: All you need to know about Donald Trump’s recent nominee to US Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Amy Coney Barrett, in response to her nomination, said that he had no illusions that the road ahead of her was easy, adding that she had never imagined to find herself in this position.  
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Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated by Trump for the US Supreme Court(via REUTERS)
Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated by Trump for the US Supreme Court(via REUTERS)

Donald Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett to fill vacancy at US Supreme Court

By Yashwant Raj | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 09:08 AM IST
US President Donald Trump announced his nomination at a White House event calling Barrett “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds”.
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The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried by a joint services military honor guard to lie in state at the US Capitol, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Washington.(AP)
The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried by a joint services military honor guard to lie in state at the US Capitol, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Washington.(AP)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Mourners are paying tribute to Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, as her casket was on public view at the court’s iconic steps.
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Ginsburg’s death from cancer at age 87 has added another layer of tumult to an already chaotic election year.(Reuters file photo)
Ginsburg’s death from cancer at age 87 has added another layer of tumult to an already chaotic election year.(Reuters file photo)

Thousands expected to honour Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Supreme Court

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic and Washington already consumed with talk of Ginsburg’s replacement, the justice’s former colleagues, family, close friends and the public will have the chance Wednesday and Thursday to pass by the casket of the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited Ginsburg’s reported last wish -- that the seat she had held since 1993 remain vacant until the presidential election was decided.(REUTERS)
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited Ginsburg’s reported last wish -- that the seat she had held since 1993 remain vacant until the presidential election was decided.(REUTERS)

Hillary Clinton chides senate GOP for Ginsburg replacement rush

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:31 AM IST
She acknowledged that Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm an appointment from President Donald Trump before the Nov. 3 election.
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US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of the frontrunners for the US Supreme Court judge seat which has been emptied due to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.(via REUTERS)
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of the frontrunners for the US Supreme Court judge seat which has been emptied due to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.(via REUTERS)

Barbara Lagoa, Amy C Barrett frontrunners to fill Ginsburg’s seat at US Supreme Court

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Barrett could face opposition from Collins and Murkowski over concerns that she would roll back abortion rights, said a source familiar with the confirmation process who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned during a vigil in Monument Square in Portland, Maine.(REUTERS)
The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned during a vigil in Monument Square in Portland, Maine.(REUTERS)

Ginsburg’s death injects new doubt into fate of Obamacare

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday means defenders of the law will have to pick up a fifth vote from one of the other Republican-appointed justices.
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Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.(Reuters)
Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.(Reuters)

Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee: Joe Biden to GOP senators

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Philadelphia, United States
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:05 AM IST
The extraordinary televised plea from the Democratic presidential candidate to Republican senators reflected the ferocious maneuvering that has followed Ginsburg’s death at 87 on Friday.
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Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)
Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump to nominate female judge to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The president first spoke of picking a woman for the seat left vacant by the passing of Ginsburg while talking to reporters before departing for the rally.
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People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality.(AP photo)
People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality.(AP photo)

If US election winds up in Supreme Court, Ginsburg’s death will loom large

By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday could spell bad news for Democrats if a legal battle over the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election reaches the high court, as it did in 2000.
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A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s rights, she became the high court’s second female justice in 1993.(Instagram @sheiladunnart)
A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s rights, she became the high court’s second female justice in 1993.(Instagram @sheiladunnart)

‘We (Heart) You RBG’: NY celebrates Ginsburg, homegrown icon

By Press Trust of India Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is being celebrated in her native New York City with plans for a statue, landmarks lit in blue and impromptu memorials at her childhood home in Brooklyn and the high school she attended.
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A woman holds a candle as people pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 19.(AFP)
A woman holds a candle as people pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on September 19.(AFP)

Trump says he intends to name a woman as US Supreme Court judge

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Indian-origin judge Amul Thapar’s chances to replace late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg now appears diminished with the US president announcing he will pick a woman.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump says he expects to nominate Ginsburg replacement next week

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:46 AM IST
Donald Trump said that choosing a woman “would certainly be appropriate” to replace Ginsburg, and complimented two Appeals Court judges said to be on his shortlist, Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.
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