INDIANAPOLIS — People in central Indiana are reacting to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg died at 87 of metastatic pancreas cancer, according to a press release from the court.
She was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton.
Below are statements and reactions from people in Indiana:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a tenacious and quick-witted trailblazer who spent her life fighting for equality and justice, has passed. This is a tremendous loss. My thoughts are with her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/AZQYt1JS53— Senator Ron Alting (@RonAlting) September 19, 2020
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush released the following statement:
In a year already marked by significant suffering and loss, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits especially hard. I join others in mourning the passing of a trailblazer, change-maker, and inspiration to many.
Justice Ginsburg’s work provided both men and women an opportunity to better their lives. She was a hero to many of us in our legal careers, and a cultural icon outside the legal profession. And her civility and genuine friendship with those who had differing opinions show her as an example of a leader to model.
To those of us who emulate her, this is not just the loss of a powerful leader and statesperson, but the personal loss of a mentor. We offer our condolences to her family and share in their grieving. Justice Ginsburg’s memory should inspire each of us to effect positive change in this world.
Indiana AFL-CIO President Brett Voorhies released the following statement:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied justice and spent her career fighting for us. Women, unions, working people: we are better off because of her service. The Indiana labor movement will honor Justice Ginsburg's memory and legacy by continuing to fight for justice each day.
You were an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your years of service. Rest well Justice Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/YsLYqTHfL7— Hamilton Co. Young Democrats (@HCYDin) September 19, 2020
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever remain a giant in the eyes of the American people and a trailblazer for women around the world. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/58dve3cRAV— Joe Mackey (@joe4hoosiers) September 19, 2020
HWF mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A legal icon and powerful advocate for equality & justice, she had served on the Supreme Court since 1993.— Hoosier Women Forward (@inwomenforward) September 19, 2020
We rededicate ourselves to the mission of empowering women to be engaged citizens & public servants in her honor. pic.twitter.com/OhXFuo33yH
President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell know the importance of this appointment to America’s future. I look forward to the Senate confirming a pro-life Justice who will defend our Constitution. https://t.co/wM8fFmVgmj— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) September 19, 2020
Justice Ginsburg’s death is an overwhelming loss for our country. She fought tirelessly for justice, particularly for women, & w/o her commitment to doing that, women would be further underrepresented, especially in the legal system. Her legacy is that to which we should strive. pic.twitter.com/NCLUfZGXJO— Linda Lawson (@LawsonForIN) September 19, 2020
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, released the following statement:
The passing of Justice Ginsburg is a monumental loss for our entire nation. She was a tireless champion for civil rights and equality for all --- not only during her 27 years sitting on the Supreme Court, but throughout her long and distinguished legal career. She experienced the sting of discrimination and bigotry, and spent her life working to prevent future generations from experiencing the same prejudice she rose up against. I urge every American to put partisan differences and political allegiances aside right now and come together to honor her amazing life and legacy, and to allow us time to mourn her enormous loss. We must lift up her life's work to ensure that America's freedoms and opportunities are available to all.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb released the following statement:
As a pioneering woman who triumphed in life, fighting for equality and justice for all Americans, tonight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes her place in heaven. She leaves an everlasting legacy for which we can all be proud. Janet and I send heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Ginsburg family.
Condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time. May she RIP. 🙏— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) September 19, 2020
Very sad news. Justice Ginsburg was an admired champion for justice and equity and a unique woman of strength.— Dennis Murphy (@dennismurphy340) September 19, 2020
A champion of champions has left us. In her honor, we must fight on.— ACLU of Indiana (@ACLUIndiana) September 19, 2020
Rest In Power, RBG. https://t.co/a3KT6NV4EC
Justice Ginsburg changed the path of this nation with an unwavering conviction that our system of laws must always be directed toward the cause of justice. In her strength, we were moved to inspiration. In her passing, we are moved to mourn. In her legacy, we are moved to action.— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) September 19, 2020
Justice Ginsburg was a brilliant legal mind and will be remembered as a courageous trailblazer and a champion for equality. This a devastating loss for our country and the Supreme Court.— Christina Hale (@HaleIndy) September 19, 2020
Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, released the following statement:
As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation's highest court and earning a special place in our nation's history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time.
Our country has lost a giant. RBG was a brilliant and tenacious warrior, fighting to the end for justice and equality for every single American. I admire her life and mourn her passing. Rest in peace, Madame Justice.— Carey Hamilton (@CareyHamilton1) September 19, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service, and our nation will always remember her with gratitude as a trailblazer for women. May she Rest In Peace, and may God comfort her family in this difficult time.— Jackie Walorski (@RepWalorski) September 19, 2020
Rest In Peace, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A dedicated Supreme Court Justice who lived a life of service. My prayers and condolences to her family and loved ones.— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) September 19, 2020
Along with the rest of the country, I mourn the loss of a great woman who's influence on history will be remembered for generations to come. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless champion of civil rights and justice, and an inspiration to us all. Rest In Peace RBG. pic.twitter.com/ZrzkSPfr9X— Fady Qaddoura (@Fady4Indiana) September 19, 2020
So very very sad to lose Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RIP fine lady.— Senator Jean D. Breaux (@SenJeanBreaux) September 18, 2020
We've lost an American hero with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She stood 𝐁𝐎𝐋𝐃 for all of us and was everything woman.— Believe IN Belinda (@iambelindadrake) September 19, 2020
Thank you RBG. #RestInPeace #RestInPower #NotoriousRBGhttps://t.co/zWox72CBVr
Justice Ginsburg was an icon for so many of us who counted on her steadfast jurisprudence as America continues to seek justice for all its people.— Dr. Woodrow A. Myers Jr. (@DrWoodyMyers) September 19, 2020
My thoughts are with the family of Ruth Bader Ginsburg tonight. pic.twitter.com/gv2Y0Ks2dM
It is a sad day with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She fought for equality. She was a true American! Let’s stand together for her, for women and for all! #NotoriousRBG— Rhet Wierzba (@RhetWierzba) September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg— Jennifer McCormick (@suptdrmccormick) September 19, 2020
Incredible loss. https://t.co/g1eMy86w7d
R.I.P Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Thank you for your service to your country.— Larry Bucshon, MD (@RepLarryBucshon) September 18, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fierce, unflinching and bold defender of democracy and equal rights. And every bit of what she stood and fought for is what we are left to now defend. Rest In Peace, Justice.— Blake Johnson (@IndyBlakeJ) September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan of justice. Her jurisprudence expanded the rights of all Americans, shaping our lives for the better. And her example now shines within the history of our country, there to inspire generations. pic.twitter.com/GffcMQivDx— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 18, 2020
RIP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, passing away on Rosh Hashanah 😔😔😥😢😔 https://t.co/x8AguNfTZc— Councillor Ethan Evans (@ethanevans4indy) September 18, 2020
To think of everything she sacrificed for all of us until her dying day. A hero and an icon. Peter and I extend our condolences, prayers and sincerest gratitude to the family of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) September 18, 2020
Rest In Peace, Your Honor. There aren’t enough words to express our gratitude to you. https://t.co/IKyU7qd2xo— John Zody (@johnzody) September 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice, trailblazer, feminist. Rest in power, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 💔 pic.twitter.com/UOuTkEycPD— Old National Centre (@OldNatlCentre) September 18, 2020