America loses an icon: ‘The Notorious RBG’

A look back at the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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September 21, 2020 - 8:54 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 24: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg arrives in the House chamber before Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly.

When court was in session, she often had her head down, sometimes leading visitors to think she was asleep. She once acknowledged that she did occasionally nod off. She once confessed to dozing during a State of the Union.

But it was a mistake to equate her gait and gaze with frailty, for Ginsburg showed over and over a steely resilience in the face of personal loss and serious health problems that made the diminutive New Yorker a towering women’s rights champion and forceful presence at the court over 27 years.

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