Widely admired US judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer.
She passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, the US Supreme Court said Friday.
US Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has died. pic.twitter.com/q78wKTAwkw
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A champion of gender equality, Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 and served over 27 years. She was known as being a courtroom advocate for the fair treatment of women and working with the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project.
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”