Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court, has passed away. According to TMZ, she died from complications from cancer. She was 87 years old.
The outlet states, “RBG was known for her fiery dissents and intense work ethic. Ruth didn’t miss a single day of work until this January, a striking fact considering she’s battled 3 kinds of cancer since being appointed to SCOTUS by President Clinton in 1993.”
Ruth was the first female Jewish Justice and was the second of only four women to ever sit on the Supreme Court.
Before that, Ruth earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, went to law school at Harvard, transferred to Columbia Law School, and graduated at the top of her class. Later, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1980.
RBG is the subject of the biopic, On The Basis of Sex, which came out in 2018. She also has a cameo in the film.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Jane, and her son, James. Her husband, Martin, passed away in 2010.