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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.

According to a statement, Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18 at her Washington, DC, home surrounded by members of her family. She had been suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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An iconic feminist, Ginsburg was the only second woman in US history to sit on the Supreme Court, where she served as a US Supreme Court Justice for 27 years.

In a statement about her death, Chief Justice John Roberts said:

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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.

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Ginsburg is survived by her two children, Jane Carol Ginsburg and James Steven Ginsburg, four grandchildren, Paul Spera, Clara Spera, Miranda Ginsburg and Abigail Ginsburg, as well as two step-grandchildren, Harjinder Bedi and Satinder Bedi, and one great-grandchild, Lucrezia Spera.

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Her husband, Martin ‘Marty’ Ginsburg, passed away in 2010. The couple had been together for nearly sixty years, and Ginsburg once told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that he had been ‘the first boy I ever knew who cared that I had a brain’.

Our thoughts are with the family of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at this difficult time.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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    Statement on Justice Ginsburg

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