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Honoring Justice Ginsburg

SAYING GOODBYE A memorial to Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forms outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg died on September 18 at age 87. PROBAL RASHID—LIGHTROCKET/GETTY IMAGES

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 87. She had served as a United States Supreme Court justice since 1993. Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation’s top court. She will be remembered as a tireless fighter for gender equality.

Memorials for Ginsburg were held at courthouses around the country. People left candles and flowers in memory of the late justice. They held signs thanking her for her service.

Jennifer Berger joined a crowd that gathered Saturday night outside the Supreme Court building, in Washington, D.C. “I think it is important for us to recognize such a trailblazer,” she told the AP. “It is amazing to see how many people are feeling this loss tonight and saying goodbye.”

Read more about Ginsburg and the Supreme Court in the October 2, 2020, issue of TIME for Kids.

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