Where is Ruth Bader Ginsburg buried?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently died at age 87, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery alongside her husband.

Details about the time of her burial have yet to be made public, but the Supreme Court said in a statement that it would be a private interment service.


The body of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol[/caption]

Where is Ruth Bader Ginsburg buried?

The Supreme Court said in an announcement following Justice Ginsburg’s death that she will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

“A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery,” the press release states.

Her burial spot will be right next her Army veteran husband Martin Ginsburg, who passed away in 2010.

Justice Ginsburg will be buried alongside her late husband Martin Ginburg

While Ginsburg was not a veteran, Supreme Court justices are eligible to choose Arlington as their resting place under the strict Arlington rules for interment.

What’s more, she will be the 14th justice buried at Arlington, joining Associate Justices Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., among others.

Arlington has begun reopening to the public in recent weeks, following a long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face coverings will be mandatory to wear while on cemetery grounds.

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When was Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s funeral?

Ginsburg’s casket arrived at the Supreme Court around 9.30 am on September 23.

The public gathered to pay their respects at the top of the Supreme Court’s front steps on Wednesday and the day after.

On Friday, the iconic judge and champion of women’s rights become the first Jewish citizen and the first woman to lie in state in the US Capitol.

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The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried by a joint services military honor guard to a hearse after Ginsburg lied in state at the US Capitol[/caption]

Lying in state is a tribute reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers.

It is expected that a private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery this week.

When did Ruth Bader Ginsburg die?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87 on Friday, September 18.

The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

Metastatic pancreatic cancer is cancer that starts in the pancreas and spreads to other organs.

It came after five battles with the disease during her life.

Ginsburg was surrounded by family at the time of her death
Justice Ginsburg had a long battle with cancer since the late 1990s

The Judge was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999, just six years after she was appointed to the Supreme Court.

Ten years later she underwent treatment for early stage pancreatic cancer, which she overcame.

And in 2018, Ginsburg had part of her lung removed to treat lung cancer.

But with typical stoicism, the judge referred to her health struggles as just a “challenge” that could be overcome in an interview with MSNBC in 2015.

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Time magazine with tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg [/caption]

Who was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneering American lawyer and the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 15, 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents at the height of the Great Depression.

Ginsburg earned her first degree at Cornell University, where she met future husband Martin Ginsburg who she married in 1954 – beginning a romance that lasted until his death in 2010.

She referred to Marty Ginsburg as her “best friend and biggest booster” as she worked towards her degree in a time when women were discouraged to pursue education.

Ruth Bader, Marty and their daughter Jane
Ruth Bader, Marty and their daughter Jane

Prior to joining the court, Ginsburg was a trailblazing women’s rights lawyer and taught at Rutgers Law School and volunteered at the American Civi Liberties Union.

In 1971, she made her first successful argument before the Supreme Court in Reed v Reed, which looked at whether men could be automatically preferred over women as estate executors.

Ginsburg won the case – marking the first time the Court had overturned a law because of gender-based discrimination.

Ruth Bader and President Clinton as she makes remarks after being named Associate Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes remarks after being named Associate Justice by President Clinton in 1993

She was nominated to the US Court of Appeals by then-President Jimmy Carter in 1980, and later to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

During her tenure, Ginsburg was a tireless advocate for rights for women and minorities – helping to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Ginsburg became a national treasure and was heralded as an icon of progressive politics, known affectionately as “The Notorious RBG.”

What are some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous quotes?

“I tell law students… if you are going to be a lawyer and just practice your profession, you have a skill—very much like a plumber. But if you want to be a true professional, you will do something outside yourself… something that makes life a little better for people less fortunate than you. – Quoted in  The Mercury News, February 6, 2017.

“People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is, ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked, but there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.” 
– Speaking at Georgetown University, 2015.

She was the first Jewish woman in the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the women belong in all places where decisions are being made

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – From The Notorious RBG, published in 2015.

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2009)

What are the films about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and where can you watch them?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy is documented in the films RBG and On the Basis of Sex.

RBG, released in 2018, is a deep dive into the judge’s life and work and was directed by Betsy West.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's image is projected onto the New York State Civil Supreme Court building
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s image is projected onto the New York State Civil Supreme Court building

It is available to view through Hulu or Amazon.

On The Basis of Sex stars Felicity Jones as a young Ginsburg, and focuses on her time at Harvard and Columbia Law School and with the ACLU.

It can be viewed on Amazon Prime.


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