UPDATE (2:40 p.m. ET):“Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the Supreme Court with a legacy that will live on for generations.” Sending her countless friends, family, and colleagues off this dark day, we are joined tonight by @RBG! pic.twitter.com/MFEgHpbDTl — Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) September 19, 2018 ORIGINAL (1:47 p.m. ET):
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
Her impact on American society will last forever.
Her legacy is that of a woman who stood up to a kind of patriarchy, as well as a movement for civil rights and women’s rights, and worked tirelessly to ensure women and people of color have an equal say in the country’s democratic process.
Ginsburg was 75. She died early Tuesday morning at Georgetown University Hospital after collapsing on the floor of the court.You can read more about Ginsburg’s legacy from this article by Watch Nancy Pelosi: She never stopped fighting. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg always said “your damn right to stand up to injustice.” — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) September 19, 2018
Pelosi also thanked Ginsburg’s friend and fellow justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said, “my friend” when she lost to Trump. Ginsburg had served on the bench for 43 years.
She leaves behind a legacy as just another female justice in a male-dominated system – no doubt for her exceptional work as a First Lady.
We’ll have more updates and reaction to her death as we get closer to 8:00 p.m. ET.