Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87 – Donald Trump to appoint Supreme Court replacement

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Ms Ginsburg was an iconic leader of women’s rights in America and became a prominent feminist figurehead. She died on Friday from metastatic pancreatic cancer in Washington DC surrounded by her family.

 


Ms Ginsburg was the oldest sitting justice on the US Supreme Court.

In a statement, Chief Justice John Roberts said: “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.”

Ms Ginsburg’s death will spark political tensions over who succeeds her as the US presidential elections approach.

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