Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

< 1 min read Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died Friday, Sept. 18 at 87.

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By McKenzie Lewis | mlewis99@radford.edu

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died Friday, Sept. 18, due to complications with pancreatic cancer at 87.

She was known as a champion for women’s rights.

Her colleague Chief Justice John G. Roberts wrote, in a press release from the Supreme Court, “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.”

On Sept. 20, Ginsburg’s chair in the Supreme Court was draped with black wool crepe, a tradition that mourns late justices dating far back as the late 1800s. The Supreme Court stated that the flags in front of the court building would be flown at half-mast for 30 days.

According to NPR, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declared that the Senate will be voting on Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg sometime within the near future.

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