Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87September 19, 2020
- Stalwart of court’s liberal bloc had survived four cancer treatments
- Death of justice gives Trump chance of third appointment
The supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of pancreatic cancer, the court said Friday. She was 87.
Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the court in history and became a liberal icon for her sharp questioning of witnesses and intellectually rigorous defenses of civil liberties, reproductive rights, first amendment rights and equal protections under the law.