Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal stalwart of the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 87 from complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Her passing raises questions about the make-up of the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 election in November, as Donald Trump has vowed to make the bench more conservative.
Chief Justice John Roberts said the nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.
”We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her - a tireless and resolute champion of justice,” he said.