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Iconic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remembered At Fort Lauderdale Vigil: ‘It’s Been Devastating'

Michael Laughlin
Sun Sentinel
People gather at the Federal Courthouse, in Fort Lauderdale for a candlelight vigil to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, September 19, 2020.

About 75 people came Saturday evening to the steps of the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to honor and mourn Ginsburg, who succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer.

FORT LAUDERDALE — At a candlelight vigil Saturday night for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a little girl romped around wearing a crown and sporting a T-shirt that declared, in glitter: “Strong Girl, Bright Future.”

The U.S. Supreme Court justice who died Friday night at age 87 would surely agree.

A feminist icon, Ginsburg founded the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union in the 1970s, where she fought for gender equity. In 1993 she became only the second woman in history to join the nation’s highest court.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.