Hudson Valley mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Several hundred people gathered at the federal courthouse in White Plains to honor the late Supreme Court justice on Sunday afternoon.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2020, 10:33 AM

Updated 1,340 days ago

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Mourning continues across the Hudson Valley, as vigils were held over the weekend honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Several hundred people gathered at the federal courthouse in White Plains to honor the late Supreme Court justice on Sunday afternoon.
Ginsburg passed away Friday after losing her battle against pancreatic cancer. People lit candles, held signs, and left flowers at the courthouse. Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman to sit on the Supreme Court after she was appointed in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton.        
She served nearly three decades on the high court and was a champion for gay rights, racial and gender equality, and more.               
Her many admirers have come to view her as a feminist icon and liberal hero.
People who came to remember her at this vigil say her legacy is an important part of our country's history. "She fought so hard that everyone had equal representation under the law and we can't let her work go away," says Adrienne Vogel, of Somers. "Me, being African-American and my girlfriend being Jewish, we're one and we're hoping that people understand that we all must get together as one," says Melvin Jones, of Rye.
No official funeral plans have been made public yet but there are reports that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court for two days. Then a private ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery which is also the final resting spot for many Supreme Court justices. Ginsburg's husband is buried there as well.


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