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Washington, District of Columbia: United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died on Friday, September 18th, 2020 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg died at the age of 87 inside her home well surrounded by family.
According to the United States Supreme Court, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954, and has a daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.”
Ginsburg’s husband Martin died from cancer in June 2010, four days after their 56th wedding anniversary.
Ginsburg announced in July 2020 that she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lesions on her liver, the latest of her several battles with cancer.
Chief Justice John Roberts mourned Ginsburg’s passing, saying in a statement, “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her – a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
United States President Donald Trump, in brief remarks to reporters after learning of her death, called Ginsburg, “an amazing woman,” adding that “she led an amazing life.”
Ginsburg leaves behind her daughter Jane and her son James, and several grandchildren.
Friday evening, mourners have gathered outside the United States Supreme Court to pay their respects to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shortly after her death.
The mourners sang “Amazing Grace,” and laying candles on the steps; mourners crying as they paid tribute to Ginsburg.
The flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-staff within the hour of Ginsburg’s death being made public.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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