WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at age 87, from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.
“I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” Ginsburg said in a statement in July 2020. ” I remain fully able to do that.”
“Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” said Chief Justice John Roberts. “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.”