October 7, 2022

News Science

The Science of News

WATCH: When Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke ‘people listened,” Chief Justice Roberts said

"Fighter," "tough," "thoughtful," "compassionate," and "honest" are the words Chief Justice John Roberts used to describe late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a memorial service held for her on Wednesday.

"She was not an opera star, but she found her stage right behind me in our courtroom," Roberts said. "There she won famous victories that helped move our nation closer to equal justice under law to the extent that women are now a majority in law schools, not simply a handful."

Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said.

In a statement Friday, Roberts described her as "a jurist of historic stature" and "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Following the ceremony, Ginsburg will lie in repose at the court on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, she will lie in state at the United States Capitol, become the first woman to do so.

Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG
Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6
Follow us:
Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour
PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts
Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

News Science © 2005 Area.Control.Network™ All rights reserved.
All Rights Reserved © ACN 2020

ACN Privacy Policies
Area Control Network (ACN)
Area Control Network
Area Control Network Center