Hundreds Gather On Steps Of Supreme Court To Honor RBG's Life

Hundreds Gather On Steps Of Supreme Court To Honor RBG’s Life

Supreme Court mourners Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Mourners gathered within hours of hearing about Ginsburg’s passing

As the heartbreaking news spread about the death of woman’s rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg, crowds began gathering outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. where she served as a justice for 27 years. Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home surrounded by family.

Hundreds came together at the courthouse and held a candlelight vigil where they celebrated Ginsburg’s historic life and mourned her death. Many brought flowers and left messages honoring what her life’s work meant to the world. Understanding what her absence on the Supreme Court will mean for our future, many chanted “vote him out” in reference to Trump.

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The Supreme Court announced her death via a statement on Friday. “Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today, we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tired and resolute champion of justice.”

Ginsburg was later appointed Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993, becoming the second woman to sit on the bench of the United States Supreme Court in its 212 year history.