Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the progressive Supreme Court Justice, and icon of feminist and progressive movements die at the age of 84 years due to metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court announced on Friday.
In recent years, Ginsburg had multiple rounds with cancer which previously required chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Then in July, she announced a reoccurrence of cancer and get hospitalized, but at that time she planned to continue her work in court and had no intention to take leave.
Colleagues mourn for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement, “Our Nation lost a judge of historic stature. And we at the supreme court lost a wonderful colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that the future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her as a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
In May, Ginsburg takes part in the oral arguments in front of the court straight from her hospital bed while she was undergoing a procedure for a gall bladder condition.
The death of liberal justice creates a highly subsequential vacancy that will come under a very intense public screening ahead of the November presidential elections.
Ginsburg was a champion
Ginsburg has become a hero for feminists and champion in left-leaning political causes due to her part in fiercely court opinions. In recent years, she has gained a popular path following shown by Notorious RBG T-shirts and mugs, a play on the rapper and fellow Brooklynite Notorious BIG.
Ginsburg always leads in her classes at Colombia law and graduated in the 1950s. She battled gender discrimination throughout her early career in Brooklyn, New York, and served as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. She joined the supreme court in 1993 during the Clinton administration and become the second woman to do so.
The popular documentary is n her name
In her career, she has achieved a popular 2018 documentary “RBG” in her pockets, which documented her career through signature court cases that include equal housing suits and featured interviews with other noted feminists, including Gloria Steinem. The documentary has received Academy Award and BAFTA nominations.