Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away today, Friday, September 18, 2020, age 87. She was on the United States Federal Supreme Court, the nation’s highest court, for twenty-seven years, becoming its most prominent member..
Lyons will be having a VIGIL for her at Sandstone Park on Sunday, September 20, at 7 p.m. All are invited to honor her. (See the next edition of the Lyons Recorder for testimonials, photographs, and more.)
In 1993, she became the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout her tenure, she has been a leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties.
The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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 tireless and resolute champion of justice.”