In a statement issued by the Supreme Court on Friday, the 18th of September, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at 87. Justice Ginsburg was one of the foremost legal minds in America, as well as a staunch supporter of women’s’ rights at the time of her demise.
Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, DC after an extended battle with cancer. Justice Ginsburg was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and she successfully beat back the illness multiple times. Most recently, in August of 2019, she completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
But the cancer returned yet again. On July 17, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced she was receiving treatment for liver cancer. While undergoing treatment, she kept a stellar record of performance on the Supreme Court bench.
After her passing, Chief Justice John Roberts released the following statement:
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature. 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.”
Updates to follow.