'She set an example for us': Crowd honours RBG at Supreme Court

U.S. Senate to vote on Trump's pick to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on Supreme Court

U.S. Senate to vote on Trump's pick to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on Supreme Court

"Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues or different points of view", the statement said.

Her death is likely to set off a heated battle over the vacancy it leaves on the nation's highest court.

Bader Ginsburg, 87, died Friday following complications related to her fight against metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and grew up in the borough's Flatbush neighborhood.

"Ruth, I didn't know you, but you affected my life in many ways", says one of many letters placed at the foot of the court building, among flowers, rainbow flags and Ginsburg bobblehead figurines. She had, in her words from 2007, "three strikes against her" - for being Jewish, female and a mother. Ginsburg won several cases against gender discrimination. She taught us all so much. She joined the Supreme Court in 1993, under President Bill Clinton.

"We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us", Trump tweeted, adding that the most important of those decisions has always been the selection of Supreme Court justices.

Before joining the judiciary, she co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

"This is just one way that we can show our respect for her legacy", Hart told Al Jazeera.

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Earlier on Saturday, mourners' solemn chants of "R-B-G" near the steps of the Supreme Court were interrupted by a young man in a black suit who said he was a Trump supporter.

In a statement, Cuomo said the statue will serve as a physical reminder of Ginsburg's "many contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for those who will continue to build on her enormous body of work".

"It would be irresponsible to allow an extended vacancy on the Supreme Court", Scott said in a statement issued two hours after Ginsburg's death was announced. Ginsburg's death occurred only 46 days before the election. The news immediately opened debate over whether President Donald Trump should nominate a replacement and the Republican-led Senate should hold confirmation hearings.

Last week, Trump unveiled a list of 20 potential nominees to the Supreme Court, and challenged his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, to do the same.

But President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said they will push forward with securing the Supreme Court justice seat as quickly as possible.

Supreme Court justices are appointed for a lifetime by the president, but they have to be confirmed by the Senate.

Under an autumnal sun, a constant stream of families and young people gathered in Washington - just 45 days from the United States presidential election - to pay homage to the progressive icon, affectionately referred to as "RBG".

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