Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday September 18, 2020 at the age of 87. Her death came as a result of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. During her lifetime she battled cancer five different times.
Ginsburg was only the second female to be named to the U.S. Supreme Court, and she was the first Jewish female justice to serve on the court. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993, and filled the vacant seat of retired Justice Byron White.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 19, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts said of Ginsburg, “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.”
Dr. Russell Moore posted a video on Twitter saying, “The most important thing to keep in mind is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a human being, her family are fellow human beings…are fellow Americans, and we need to extend sympathy and pray for that family as they grieve tonight.” Moore explained that he and Justice Ginsburg had some ‘major disagreements” on matters of abortion and religious liberty but that now is a time to “pray for our country in a really divided time.”
I just found out about the news of Justice Ginsburg’s death as I was about to be on CNN. Here are my thoughts about this moment. pic.twitter.com/Oi0iXTYKyb
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) September 19, 2020
Here is a list of facts about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Please keep her family in prayer.