Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87.

The court announced late Friday that Ginsburg died “surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.”

Ginsburg spent more than a quarter century on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she tied for first in her class at Columbia Law.

After teaching jobs at Rutgers and Columbia, Ginsburg helped launch the American Civil Liberty Union’s Women’s Rights Project in the 1970s.

Later, as their lawyer, she won five of six cases argued before the Supreme Court.

“Her ultimate goal was to get sex discrimination treated by the Supreme Court, the same way that race discrimination was treated,” says Lenora Lapidus of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

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