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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
The court said the Ginsburg died "surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer."




Updated Sept. 18, 2020, 5:10 PM PDT
By Elizabeth Chuck and Alex Johnson

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who was as pioneering as she was brash, died on Friday, the court said. She was 87.

The court said the Ginsburg died "surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer."

Chief Justice John Roberts said, "Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. 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.”
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
By Lia Eustachewich
September 18, 2020 | 7:39pm | Updated

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality and the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night. She was 87.

Ginsburg 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.

“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.”

The small-but-mighty Brooklyn-born jurist had clawed her way through the male-dominated legal industry early in her career and shattered gender norms as a pioneer for women’s rights in the 1970s.

She argued six landmark cases before the Supreme Court and was victorious in five of them that led to fairer treatment of women, as well as men.

In her 25 years on the Supreme Court, the outspoken octogenarian unexpectedly earned a cult following — and the nickname “Notorious R.B.G.” for her scathing dissenting opinions.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg, second from right in the front row, with her SCOTUS colleagues. REUTERS


Born on March 15, 1933, Joan Ruth Bader grew up in Flatbush the second daughter of Nathan Bader, a Russian Jew who emigrated to the United States in his teens, and Celia Bader (née Amster), whose parents were Polish immigrants.

Some of the future judge’s earliest memories include trips with her mother to the local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library — a cramped location just off Kings Highway that sat above a Chinese food restaurant.

The bright young student, who graduated from James Madison High School in 1950, went on to attend Cornell University and Harvard Law School.

She and Martin “Marty” Ginsburg were married in 1954. The couple had two children, Jane and James, together.

Marty, who was just a year older, was the first boy Ginsburg dated “who cared that I had a brain,” she recalled in the 2018 CNN documentary “RBG.”

At Harvard, Ginsburg was just one of just nine women in a class of more than 500 men.

“You felt you were constantly on display,” she said in the documentary. “So if you were called on in class, you felt that if you didn’t perform well, you were failing not just for yourself but all women.”

But she landed on the prestigious law reviews a top schools twice — first at Harvard and then again at Columbia Law School, where she transferred to in 1958 after Marty, who died in 2010, scored a job in Manhattan.

Despite her glowing academic achievements, no one would hire the young lawyer — because of her sex.

In 1960, she was rejected for a clerkship with then-Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, who told the professor who recommended her that he wasn’t ready to hire a woman.

“I became a lawyer, in days when women were not wanted by most members of the legal profession, because Marty and his parents supported that choice unreservedly,” she said years later at her Senate confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court.

As the first tenured woman professor at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, Ginsburg embarked on her lifelong career of fighting against gender inequality. She and other women employees at the school sued for fair pay after learning they were making substantially less than their male counterparts.

The women won the lawsuit — and that led to Ginsburg teaming up with the American Civil Liberties Union to handle sex discrimination cases and launching its Women’s Rights Project in 1972.

Between 1973 and 1976, she argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court and won five of them, changing the landscape for women — and men — forever.

She was victorious in her very first case, Frontiero vs. Richardson in 1973, in which an Air Force lieutenant sued for her husband to obtain medical benefits that were at the time only granted to wives of servicemen.

Two years later, Ginsburg proved gender discrimination hurts men just as much as women. She represented (((Stephen Wiesenfeld))) in challenging the constitutionality of the Social Security Act. The young dad was denied benefits after his wife died during childbirth. The court ruled unanimously in his favor.

“She is one of the most influential people of the 21st Century,” Wiesenfeld told The Post in early 2019. “She changed a lot of the way people think about gender-based discrimination.”

In 1980, Ginsburg went from arguing cases — to deciding them.

As a judge on the Washington, D.C. Circuit of the Court of Appeals, she penned more than 700 opinions over 13 years.

Ginsburg ascent to the Supreme Court — the highest court in the land comprised of nine justices — was in 1993 when she was tapped by Clinton to replace retiring Justice Byron White.

On the first day of her Senate confirmation hearing, the 60-year-old jurist said she sought the lofty position to “serve society.”

“Serving on this court is the highest honor, the most awesome trust that can be placed in a judge,” she said. “It means working at my craft — work with and for the law — as a way to keep our society both ordered and free.”

Ginsburg was the second woman behind Sandra Day O’Connor to be appointed to the Supreme Court. In the following years, she was joined on the bench by fellow kikesses New Yorkers Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
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