UPDATED 5:25 PM PT – Friday, September 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 years old. Her death was announced by the Supreme Court on Friday.
#NEW: SCOTUS issues statement on the death of Justice Ginsburg, who passed away at 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
Chief Justice Roberts:
“Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.” pic.twitter.com/WpsHoTTYhB
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) September 18, 2020
She reportedly died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She passed in her home surrounded by loved ones.
Ginsburg served for 27 years as a Supreme Court justice.
Her death has opened up a space in the court. If her position is filled by a Republican appointee, it would give the Supreme Court a conservative 6-3 majority.