Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead At 87

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died earlier that evening of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the second female justice in SCOTUS history.

In July, Ginsburg announced she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer on her liver, after having previously fought off cancers in her colon, lungs, and pancreas where she fended off cancer twice.

Chief Justice John Roberts said Friday in a statement the country “lost a jurist of historic stature.”

“Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg was we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice,” he said.



Madeline Osburn is a staff editor at the Federalist and the producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Follow her on Twitter.
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