The Supreme Court announced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer at the age of 87.
Prior to her death, Ginsburg was the oldest member of the Supreme Court and its senior liberal justice.
“Our nation has lost a jurist 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 tireless and resolute champion of justice,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said in a statement.
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Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton.
She was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court and served for more than 27 years.
There will be a private interment service at Arlington National Cemetery.