JACKSON, Wyo. — Community members gathered today at the town square to remember United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The late supreme court justice died due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer on September 18. She was 87.
Masked mourners socially distanced around the monument in the center of the town square at 10 a.m. this morning to speak about the late justice and their hopes for the future.
Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.
The Supreme Court of the United States released the news of her death on Friday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg, “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. 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.”
Now the question of what happens next with a now vacant seat in the Supreme Court ahead of the election in November is the top priority. At the square people held signs reading “truth” and “we will keep fighting.”
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