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“A Rock of Righteousness; and My Good, Good Friend”: SCOTUS Eulogizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court’s liberal wing. But for the other members of the country’s highest court, where Ginsburg spent 27 years, she was also a colleague and, to some, a treasured friend. On Saturday, the Court released statements from its eight remaining members and former Justice Anthony Kennedy, reacting to Ginsburg’s death at age 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Their tributes included the following memorials. You can read all the Justices’ statements here.

Elena Kagan reflected on a role model and mentor:

To me, as to countless others, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero. As an attorney, she led the fight to grant women equal rights under the law. As a judge, she did justice every day–working to ensure that this country’s legal system lives up to its ideals and........

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