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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "A giant of legal theory" - reactions to her death

2020-09-19T08:25:52.458Z

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was considered a legendary American lawyer. Now she has died at the age of 87. Democrats and Republicans paid tribute to the longtime judge of the Supreme Court.



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US President Donald Trump: "Our nation today mourns a titan of law. Her judgments, including the well-known decisions on legal equality for women and people with disabilities, have inspired all Americans and generations of great legal thinkers."

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Joe Biden, ex-Vice President and presidential candidate for the Democrats: "Today our nation mourns the loss of an American heroine, a giant of law and a tireless voice in the fight for the highest American ideal: equal rights before the law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented us all. She fought for all of us. "

Photo shows Bader Ginsburg with Biden and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in June 1993 when she was nominated for the Supreme Court.

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Mitch McConnell, Republican Majority Leader in the US Senate: "Her intelligence and determination have earned her respect and admiration in the judiciary, and truly throughout the nation that now mourns with her family, friends and colleagues."

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Barack Obama, 44th President of the USA: "As the second woman ever appointed to the country's highest court, she was a warrior for gender equality - and someone who believed that equal rights before the law only made sense if that applies to every single American. "

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George W. Bush, 43rd President of the USA: "She has dedicated many of her 87 years to the pursuit of justice and equality - and she has inspired more than one generation of women and girls.

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Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States: "She was a great judge and a wonderful person - a brilliant lawyer with a sensitive heart, common sense, a passionate dedication to fairness and equality, and limitless bravery in the face of her own adversity."

Clinton nominated Bader Ginsburg as a US Supreme Court Justice in 1993.

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Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States: "A powerful legal thinker and a determined advocate of gender equality, she has been a beacon of law throughout her long and distinguished career."

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Source: spiegel

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