06:51 GMT22 October 2020
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    The first Jewish woman on the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on Friday at the age of 87 from complications related to pancreatic cancer. As her lifelong battle for equality comes to an end, Americans from every walk of life have come together, online and in person, to share their memories about the legendary justice.

    As people gathered in front of the US Supreme Court on Friday night to mourn the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, some decided to stick to social distancing and pay their tribute online, by sharing quotes of the legendary fighter for women rights, with #RuthBaderGinsburg immediately trending on Twitter.

    “#RuthBaderGinsburg she was a true warrior a true champion who protected the rights of All Americans,” one user wrote.

    Other users did not miss a chance to recall the fashion trends set by the jurist, who famously ditched traditional American court dress and neckwear in favour of the French-style of court dress decorated with various necklaces. As a fierce cancer fighter, she also became an inspiration to many with her exercise routine, after being occasionally spotted at the Supreme Court gym.

    Some Americans, however, remained more concerned about the vacancy she has left at the US Supreme Court, speculating more on when her replacement will be nominated than on who it might be. Ginsburg, a strong critic of US President Donald Trump, had dictated a statement to her granddaughter just before her death, expressing her “most fervent wish” not to be replaced “until a new president is installed”.

    It’s unclear so far whether her plea will be answered. However, the video of Donald Trump’s reaction to the news about her death is also currently making rounds on social media, with many calling it “an amazing moment” from the US President, who called his fierce opponent Ginsburg “an amazing woman”.

    “This is the @realDonaldTrump no one ever sees,” one person shared.
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