Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Outsider's Champion, Has Died at 87 - 2020-09-18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, trailblazing feminist, and the closest thing to a folk hero the high court has ever seen, has died at the age of 87. The Supreme Court announced that she died Friday due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer.
In a statement dictated to her granddaughter just days before her death, Ginsburg said, "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
Tributes began pouring in instantly. The chief justice, John Roberts, said in a statement that the country had lost "a jurist of historic stature."