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Locals offer praise, respect for Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time Supreme Court Justice and polarizing public figure, passed away last week after complications due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.  Ginsburg blazed the trail for women in her field, gender equality and women’s rights. She was warmly referred to as RBG or “The Notorious R.B.G.” — a reference to the late Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame rapper Biggie Smalls, known as “The Notorious B.I.G.” who is also from Brooklyn, N.Y.  Ginsburg served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States after being nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 until her death. She was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and in recent years, served as the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing.  Ginsburg will also become the first woman in history to lie in state in the U.S. Capital in National Statuary Hall ...

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