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It’s with a heavy heart that I report U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away on Friday surrounded by her family in Washington, D.C.

According to the court, she died from complications from metastic pancreatic cancer.

Ruth was 87.

Via CNN:

Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.
Along the way, she developed a rock star type status and was dubbed the “Notorious R.B.G.” In speaking events across the country before liberal audiences, she was greeted with standing ovations as she spoke about her view of the law, her famed exercise routine and her often fiery dissents.

In a statement dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera days before her death, she said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.”

A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

My sincerest condolences to the Ginsburg family and all who knew, loved, and were inspired and empowered by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Source: CNN