Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies at age 87

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

She died at her home in Washington.

Ginsburg was an associate justice of the Supreme Court since 1993. When she was appointed she was the only woman on the court.

Once seen as a moderate, over the years she cemented herself as a member of the liberal wing of the court. She took the forefront on a number of gender equality issues.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York City on March 15th, 1933.