Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Emma Sears, Reporter

WASHINGTON — Throughout the week, crowds have gathered outside the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Aside from being the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Ginsburg was a leading voice fighting for gender equality, civil rights and eliminating gender-based stereotyping.

“She’s impacted us in so many ways, and I think it’s fitting that we celebrate her life and her legacy,” said Representative Kendra Horn.

While many are saying their goodbyes this week, Oklahoma’s Congresswoman Kendra Horn is fighting to keep Ginsburg’s spirit alive.

“I think we can continue to work on things that are incredibly important, expanding opportunities for everyone and living up to the ideals of our nation by bringing people with us,” Horn said.

Rep. Horn says the Supreme Court Justice has inspired her to continue marching toward justice for all.

“One of [Ginsburg’s] quotes is: fight for the things you care about in a way that will make people want to come with you,” Horn said.

From the crowds of people that have come to the Supreme Court throughout the week to celebrate the champion for women’s rights, you can tell that Ginsburg did just that.

Today, Ginsburg makes history one last time, as she becomes the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. capital.

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