Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery

Julia LeDoux
September 21, 2020 - 1:35 pm
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in a private interment ceremony.

Ginsburg, 87, died Sept.18 surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, according to a release from the Supreme Court.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague,” said Chief Justice John Roberts. “Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her -- a tireless and resolute champion of justice.” 

The wife of an Army veteran buried at the cemetery, Ginsburg is eligible for burial at the cemetery. Ginsburg’s husband, Martin died in 2010, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. The second woman appointed to the Court, she served more than 27 years.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1933, she married her husband in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School, according to the Supreme Court release.

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Instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, she served as the ACLU’s general counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. Ginsburg was appointed a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. 

While on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg authored My Own Words in 2016, a compilation of her speeches and writings.

She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels); four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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