Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87.
RBG died surrounded by family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court said in a statement Friday night.
“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., said of Ginsburg.
“We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”
The Stars and Stripes was hoisted half-way up the flagpole outside the Court in Ginsburg’s honor, according to tweeted video of the somber remembrance.
The flag is raised to half staff at the Supreme Court upon news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.
— Michael Wille (@michaelquotes1) September 18, 2020
“Today, we mourn,” Roberts’ statement continued.
“But with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”