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Kern reacts to death of long time Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died
Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 20:58:08-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a longtime member of the United States Supreme Court, has died.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington surrounded by family. She was 87.

"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "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."

Ginsburg has been a justice on the nation's highest court since being appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Ginsburg has been in and out of the hospital for the last several months as she battled cancer. Despite her multiple battles with cancers, Ginsburg remained active on the bench, and participated in a number of important rulings over the summer.

Here's how locals are reacting:

McCarthy:

Senator Shannon Grove:

TJ Cox: