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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:18 AM

'An inspiration': World leaders, celebrities and politicians pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LONDON World leaders, Hollywood stars and royals have paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday at 87.

Former President Bill Clinton, who appointed the jurist to the Supreme Court in 1993, called her "extraordinary" on Twitter, adding that her "life and landmark opinions moved us closer to a more perfect union."

His wife, Hillary Clinton, also tweeted that Ginsburg who died at home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by her family after suffering with metastatic pancreatic cancer had "paved the way for so many women, including me."


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, meanwhile, said Ginsburg was "fierce and unflinching" in her pursuit of civil and legal rights, praising the obstacles she overcame early in her career.

French President Emmanuel Macron also took to Twitter to call the Brooklyn-born Ginsburg a "truly exceptional woman," who "fought for justice, gender equality and the respect for fundamental rights."

"Her outstanding legacy shall be our inspiration for a long time to come," he said.


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