Longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today at 87. Tributes from friends, colleagues, fans and Hollywood figures are flooding social media. Take a look at a sampling below.
Ginsburg long had been a champion for equal rights, dating to the days when she graduated at the top of her law school class but then couldnâ€™t find work at a law firm because the places she applied would hire a woman for the job. She moderate-to-liberal force on the high court since her nomination by President Clinton in 1993. Among the causes she championed from the bench were health care for low- and middle-income families, marriage rights and discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in the workplace.
Both President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have commented on the justice’s death. The news broke as Trump was addressing a rally in Bemidji, MN. He found out when reporters asked him for a reaction, to which the president said, “She just died? Wow. I didnâ€™t know that. She led an amazing life.” See video of Trump’s full reaction among the tweets below.
Biden also reflected shortly after the news broke telling reporters that Ginsburg, “stood for all of us” as she pursued “the highest American ideas of equality and justice under the law.” Video of his full reaction is also in the tweets below.