The year 2020 has taken a heavy toll on us. News has just broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died on Friday, finally losing her bout with cancer.
The Supreme Court made the announcement. She was 87.
Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.
Along the way, she developed a rock star type status with millennials, earning the moniker “Notorious R.B.G.” She was the subject of a 2018 biopic, On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones and a CNN-produced documentary, RBG.
Justice Ginsburg suffered from five bouts of cancer, most recently a recurrence in early 2020 when a biopsy revealed lesions on her liver. In a statement she said that chemotherapy was yielding “positive results” and that she was able to maintain an active daily routine.
More to come….