Washington, DC – September 19, 2020 – (C/T): Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was the oldest in the current U.S supreme court died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Justice Ginsburg, 87, was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was the oldest liberal justice in the supreme court. Justice Ginsburg had been admitted several times last year with recurrence of cancer, and most recently she found out that there were cancer lesions on her liver after a biopsy.
About her life.
Justice was born Joan Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She went to Cornell University, where she graduated in 1954. That same year, she married Martin Ginsburg, who was a first-year law student at Cornell University. After graduation, Mrs. Ginsburg took a break from school to start a family. She gave birth to her first child in 1955, shortly after her husband was drafted for two years of military service. Once her husband’s return from his service, Ruth Bader Ginsburg enrolled at Harvard Law while taking care of her family and later transferred to Columbia Law where she graduated first in her class in 1959.
A few days before she passed, Justice Ginsburg told one of granddaughters, Clara Spera, that her most fervent wish is that she will not be replaced until a new president is installed.
She was known for her stance against gender discrimination, immigration and gay rights.
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