Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon and a fierce advocate for civil rights and gender equality, died on Friday at the age of 87, due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued a statement in response to the passing of Justice Ginsburg:
“We are so deeply saddened today.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an icon and an inspiration for all of us in the progressive legal community. Along with the terrible shock of this news, we feel an awful grief for the loss of her keen intellect, her moral authority, and the example she set for all of us who seek to realize the highest aspirations of our laws.”
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center) at the Women’s History Month reception in 2015 at the U.S. capitol building in Washington, D.C.