US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg popularly known as ‘RBG’ died at the age of 87. RBG, whose 27-year tenure as the second female justice on the U.S Supreme Court was a legal career dedicated to advancing the rights of women.Her cause of death is due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer and she battled five bouts of cancer.
Justice Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the Court. After Sandra Day O’Connor, Ginsburg is the second woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. Born and grew up in Brooklyn, she acted as only female Justice on the Supreme Court between O’Conner’s retirement in 2006 and appointment of Sonia Sotomayor in 2009.
Justice Ginsburg died at 87
To show respect to Justice Ginsburg, the president ordered the flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds. The White House posted onInstagram, writing, “Our Nation mourns the loss of a trailblazer, not only in the field of law but in the history of our country.”
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an inspiration to all Americans. Her legacy and contribution to American history will never be forgotten.”
“As a mark of respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, President ordered the flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.”
Justice Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera that she wished not to be replaced until a new president is installed. Many politicians and celebrities mourned her death through social media.