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Central Indiana reacts to death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted at 8:10 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 14:02:26-04

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.

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Below are statements and reactions from people in Indiana:

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.

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.

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.