US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DIES AT 87
Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreas cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family.
In a statement, the court said: “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.” Chief Justice John Roberts said in the statement.
Ginsburg was a giant of American jurisprudence and a stalwart defender of women’s and voting rights.
She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then US president Bill Clinton – becoming only the second woman ever to serve on the court.