Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday evening, an thousands of mourners gathered in Washington D.C. to place flowers, images and powerful messages in front of the Supreme Court building to honor of the life of one of the most fervent social justice warriors.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ginsburg received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1954 and went on to graduate first in her class from Columbia Law School. In 1980, she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and became only the second female to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States when President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993. Ginsburg devoted her life to the fight for gender equality. She passed away in her home on Friday after complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

The recent death of one of the most loved and admired Supreme Court Justices has rocked the United States political landscape. Just 44 days out from the 2020 election, President Donald Trump will now try to appoint a new justice, giving the Republicans a 6-3 conservative majority.

On Friday night, lousands gathered on the Supreme Court steps to leave flowers, signs, and other items to remember and honor the life of Ginsburg. The crowd broke into applause and song, lifting the spirits of all of those who were in mourning. The American flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-staff.

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The Women’s March posted on Facebook to invite members of the community to attend a candlelit vigil Saturday night in front of the Supreme Court, and there have been other observances in front of courthouses throughout the United States.

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