Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court justice who broke gender barriers, told her granddaughter before she died that her wish was not to have her seat filled until a new president is elected.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg told Clara Spera in the days before her death, NPR reported.
Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87.
Her death leaves a pivotal vacancy that could dramatically shape the nation’s highest court for years to come. The scramble to fill her seat will be especially tense with less than two months until the presidential election.