U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has died of complications of metastatic cancer. Born Joan Ruth Bader, March 15, 1933, she was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, by Bill Clinton to fill the seat vacated by retiring Justice Byron White. She was the second woman to serve on the high court and the first Jewish woman to serve.
Ginsberg was a staunch advocate of women’s rights and argued at least 6 cases in support of the cause. Her causes included abortion rights, gender discrimination, search and seizure and international law.
She has battled four different types of cancers over several decades having been treated and released numerous times.