Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known by her initials RBG, was an American judge who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton.
US Supreme Court justices serve for life or until they choose to retire, and supporters had expressed concern that a more conservative justice could succeed RBG.
“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said of his colleague in a statement. “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.”
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