Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away at the age of 87, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of equality.
Ginsburg was a feminist icon and kept working until just before her death from complications relating to pancreatic cancer. In the wake of her passing, a huge political battle over replacing her is on the horizon.
But while everyone is still processing the news of her death, tributes have flooded in from across the world, from world leaders to activists, lawyers, politicians and celebrities.
Hillary Clinton led the tributes to a fellow feminist icon, with Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren also posting moving messages.
Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.
“I don’t say women’s rights—I say the constitutional principle of the equal citizenship stature of men and women.”… https://t.co/DDzlWkOpc6
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@Dr. Jennifer Cassidy)
Ginsburg's death sets the stage for a political battle over her replacement between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on Trump's pick for her replacement, having previously denied Barack Obama the opportunity of nominating a justice in 2016 because it was an election year.
But regardless of when Ginsburg's replacement is chosen, they're going to have some huge shoes to fill. Because she was truly one of the greats.