In Loving Memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Cultural icon and longtime Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday at her Washington home. She was 87.
Her death was attributed to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Read her obituary in the New York Times below:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s unlikely cultural icon, died on Friday. She was 87. https://t.co/AnuKivPxRE pic.twitter.com/IE9PxsIy4k
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 19, 2020
Ginsburg, effectively known by the initials RBG, spent 27 years on the Supreme Court and was the second woman to ever hold a seat on the highest court in the land, following in Sandra Day O’Connor’s footsteps.
She was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and served on the court until her dying day. She was best known as a staunch advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.
President Barack Obama released a statement on the death of Ginsburg and her fight for equality:
“Justice Ginsburg helped us see that discrimination on the basis of sex isn’t about an abstract ideal of equality; that it doesn’t only harm women; that it has real consequences for all of us. It’s about who we are — and who we can be.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. My statement: https://t.co/Wa6YcT5gDi
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 19, 2020