United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications of pancreatic cancer on Friday, Politico reported. She was 87.
Ginsburg, a feminist icon, was only the second woman justice of the US Supreme Court. Ginsburg had been undergoing chemotherapy for lesions on her liver since July, the last of her several battles with cancer.
Chief Justice John Roberts was among those who mourned Ginsburg’s death. “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Roberts said, according to AP. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her – a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton in 1993. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not need a seat on the Supreme Court to…