Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of liberal causes, has died at age 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. “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 tired and resolute champion of justice.”

Ginsburg had been in ailing health in recent years, having undergone medical treatment in May, and major surgeries in 2018 and 2019.



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