Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, 2020, at her home in Washington. She was 87. In this 2014 file photo, Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington.
Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1977. As the founding director of the Women's Rights Project of the ACLU, she argued six landmark cases on gender equality before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nominated by President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton walking down the White House colonnade with Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993. She became the second woman in history on the U.S. Supreme Court, joining Sandra Day O'Connor.
In a statement following her death, Mr. Clinton said: "Her 27 years on the Court exceeded even my highest expectations when I appointed her. Her landmark opinions advancing gender equality, marriage equality, the rights of people with disabilities, the rights of immigrants, and so many more moved us closer to 'a more perfect union'."
Speaking in the Rose Gardan
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg addresses reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 14, 1993 after President Bill Clinton announced her nomination for the Supreme Court.
As a nominee
Senator Strom Thurmond, a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution while meeting with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Bill Clinton's choice for the vacancy on the Supreme Court, on June 16, 1993.
On Capitol Hill
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan escorts Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill on June 16, 1993 as she met with Senators ahead of her confirmation.
Senator Joe Biden, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, talks to Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to the start of her confirmation hearing before the committee on Capitol Hill on July 20, 1993.
Taking the oath
On August 10, 1993, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is shown in this undated photo.
Ruth and Marty Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares a laugh with her husband Martin as they listen to Justice Stephen Breyer speak at Columbia Law School in 2003.
Swearing in a Secretary of State
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the 2005 ceremony at which she swore in the incoming Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department in Washington.
Justices Scalia and Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington on April 17, 2014. Though they were ideological opposites, Ginsburg and Scalia were close friends and loved attending the opera together.
The Jefferson Awards
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walks off stage after receiving the Jefferson Award for Public Service in Washington, June 21, 2011.
Strong voice on the court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington on July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press.
Barack Obama's State of the Union
President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014.
Ginsburg achieved an unexpected measure of pop culture stardom in her later years, when a blog and online memes celebrating the soft-spoken, elderly Justice as the "Notorious R.B.G." went viral, leading to a best-selling biography by the same name.
Actress Felicity Jones (seen at right) played Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) in the 2018 movie, "On the Basis of Sex," which focused on Ginsburg's efforts to challenge laws that allowed discrimination against women in a series of landmark cases in the 1970s.
Speaking at Georgetown Law
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks at the Georgetown Law Center on September 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
With court colleagues
From left: Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor stand before President Barack Obama's State Of The Union address on January 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill.
Champion of women's rights
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, when women gained the right to vote, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington on February 10, 2020.
"Thank you RBG"
A candle and sign reading "Thank you RBG" are seen at a makeshift memorial on the steps of the Supreme Court building in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 on September 18, 2020.