Over 1,000 people packed the iconic steps of the US Supreme Court, laying flowers, lighting candles, some weeping as they mourned the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died aged 87 after a battle with metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court has announced.
She had been on the federal bench for twenty-five years. In 1993, she became the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout that time she has continued to be a leading voice for gender equality, women's interests, and civil rights and liberties.
Ginsburg, who served for 27 years on the highest court of the land, had battled several bouts of cancer after first being diagnosed back in 2009.
President Donald Trump led the tributes, describing Ginsburg as a 'titan of the law' whose legal expertise and historic decisions inspired generations of Americans.
Her death paves the way for Donald Trump to expand his conservative majority on the Supreme Court ahead of November's election.