Following the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday, September 18, flags outside the United States Supreme Court and the US Capitol were flown at half-staff.
Ginsburg, 87, died from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court said in a statement.
“Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts said in the statement.
“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.”
Ginsburg became the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and was quoted in reports as a “pioneering advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s unlikely cultural icon.”
Following the announcement of her death, individuals began gathering at the Supreme Court, as can be seen in this footage. Credit: Michael Wille via Storyful