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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died at 87


What Happened:

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, she was 87.

  • Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and spent more than two decades on the bench.

  • As the most senior member of the court's liberal side, she was known for voting progressively on divisive issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, health care, immigration, voting rights and affirmative action.

  • Ginsburg's legacy will be that of a skillful litigator who championed the advancement of gender equality and women's rights, winning multiple arguments before the Supreme Court of which she would later become a member.

  • Her death leaves a vacancy and allows President Trump the opportunity to further solidify a conservative majority on the court.

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