Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87

The Supreme Court of the United States has announced the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87 from complications due to metastatic cancer of the pancreas.  Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C.

Published by PBS NewsHour.

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 G. Roberts, Jr.

Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.


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