Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Ginsburg grew up in Brooklyn, got a bachelor’s degree at Cornell and went to law school at Harvard and Columbia, where she graduated at the top of her class. Known as RBG, she was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Ginsburg is survived by her daughter, Jane, and her son, James. Martin, her husband of 56 years, passed away in 2010.
President Bill Clinton walks with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the way to a press conference at the White House on June 14, 1993. Clinton announced the selection of Judge Ginsburg to succeed Judge Byron White as US Supreme Court Justice.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg testifying before the Sen. Judiciary Committee with her grandson's book about her.
President Bill Clinton stands behind newly confirmed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she speaks to the news media in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington D.C. on August 3, 1993. Ginsburg was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 96-3.
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court William Rehnquist administers the oath of office to newly-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as President Bill Clinton stands behind her on August 10, 1993. Ginsburg was the 107th Supreme Court justice and the second woman to serve on the high court.
A portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taken in Washington, D.C.
Jordan's King Hussein (C) after addressing a joint session of Congress with peacemaking partner Israeli Prime Minister Rabin in 1994. (Fr. R: Secys. Brown & Perry, Sens. Hatfield & Specter; Justice Ginsburg in rear.)
Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sen. John Warner, R-Va. on April 8, 1997.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends a gala opening night dinner following a Washington Opera performance October 21, 2000 in Washington, D.C.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits in her chambers at the Supreme Court August 7, 2002 in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The president made a populist pitch to voters for economic fairness, saying the federal government should do more to balance the benefits of a capitalist society.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, is photographed in the West conference room at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, August 30, 2013.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg holds a copy of her new book My Own Words after an event at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center on September 21, 2016 in New York City.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a naturalization ceremony at the Rotunda of the National Archives December 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The National Archives held the ceremony to mark the Bill of Rights Day.
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