Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cade Clark, MVCurrent Writer

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, passed away at her home on September 18, 2020, from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

Ginsburg is only the 2nd woman to have held a seat in the Supreme Court. She was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993. During the course of her career, she made great strides fighting to eliminate gender-based stereotyping in legislation and regulations her whole career in the Supreme Court. 

“Ginsburg has become known for her scholarly, balanced opinions and forthright personal courage. A cancer survivor herself, she has assisted thousands by her example of frank discussion of the state of her health and early diagnosis.” said the National Women’s Hall of Fame which she was inducted to in 2002 for her achievements in the government.

Ginsburg had a history of bouts with cancer. In 1999, she has surgery for colon cancer. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, and in January of this year, she told CNN she was “cancer free.” Her cancer reemerged in May of this year. 

“President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘an amazing woman’ while reacting to the news of her death,“ according to CNN.

Ginsburg’s last words, which she supposedly told her granddaughter were, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”