Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87

The court announced that US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died on Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. He was 87 years old.

According to the Supreme Court, Ginsberg died surrounded by her family at her home in Washington City. Additionally, a special burial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Over the past several years, she has served as the most prominent member of the court's liberal wing, with a progressive vote on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, healthcare and affirmative action.

Also, in her career, she developed rock star stature and nicknamed her "Notorious R.B.G." In fact, when she participated in events across the country, before the liberal crowd, she was welcomed with applause and spoke about her vision of the law, her famous sports routine, and her usually stiff opposition.

His death - less than seven weeks before elections in the United States - opens a political battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Referring to the death of a liberal judge, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday: "President Trump's candidate will have a vote in the entire US Senate."

But Ginsburg told her granddaughter a few days before her death that she wanted to have a replacement appointed by the next president, NPR reported. "My most fervent wish is not to be replaced until there is a new president," she dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spira days before her death.

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Upon the death of Ginsburg, Chief Justice John Roberts said: “Our nation has lost a historically distinguished lawyer.” In the Supreme Court, we lost a dear colleague. We are crying today, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her: a relentless advocate. Justice.

US President Donald Trump apparently learned of Ginsburg's death from journalists. When asked about the death of the judge, he answered: "Now?" He had an incredible life. The president said. "She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who lived an incredible life."

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden described the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "not just a giant in the legal profession, but a likable figure."

“My heart goes out to everyone who cares about her and cares about her. She practiced the highest American ideals like justice. Equality and justice under the law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us.” Biden said, as I said, she was a likable character.

For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the United States must "protect" Ginsburg's "strong legacy". Pelosi added that she hopes the Supreme Court judge who will replace Ginsburg will maintain "his commitment to equality, opportunity and justice for all."

"The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is devastating. Judge Ginsberg embodied justice, intelligence and goodness, and her death is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children.

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