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Minneapolis, St. Paul mayors declare Monday Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day in Twin Cities

In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Photo: Cliff Owen/AP file photo. In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

Kyle Brown
Created: September 20, 2020 08:46 PM

The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul have set aside a day to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87 after a fight with cancer.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter signed a joint proclamation on Sunday to make Monday Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day in the Twin Cities.

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The document recognizes several of Ginsburg's landmark opinions on the bench, including her dissent in Shelby County v. Holder calling for the preservation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and her vote to uphold the Fair Housing Act. It also salutes her record as a legal advocate for gender equality.

"Justice Ginsburg’s legacy as a champion for marginalized groups across identities of race, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, disability status, and religion, is impossible to overstate," the proclamation states.


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