Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. The Court’s announcement stated Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci issued the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87:
“Justice Ginsburg’s service and accomplishments to our nation as a lawyer and scholar on gender equality and women’s rights are unparalled and historic. As co-founder the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, she helped lead the fight against gender discrimination and as a practicing lawyer, her contributions to advance the rights of women under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution last to this day.
“As a Justice, her strong, principled and unwavering positions have inspired me personally to stand up for what is right. I mourn her passing and take solace that her legacy will continue as we collectively work to advance the work to make a more just and equitable society.
“Justice Ginsburg heroically fought for equity and justice to the very end. Let us offer condolences to her family and loved ones and honor her legacy.”
The above statement was issued by the King County Council. It has not been independently verified by the Auburn Examiner.