Gov. Kelly, among others mourn passing of Justice Ginsburg

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Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 7:27 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly mourned the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In a statement, Kelly said she was saddened by the news.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life serving our country with passion and integrity,” Kelly wrote. “She was an agent for change, an advocate for the voiceless, and her legacy will live on in decisions that made America more equitable for all of us.”

Former Sen. Bob Dole expressed condolences to his “friend and neighbor” in a tweet.

“An intellectual giant, she was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tremendous champion of women’s rights throughout her career,” Dole said.

Senator Jerry Moran called Justice Ginsburg a trailblazer.

“Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer, tackling each challenge with passion, dedication and extraordinary intellect. She served her country with honor and had an historic impact on the court and the nation. Robba and I are praying for her family.”

Justice Ginsburg died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old.

Read about Justice Ginsburg’s life and career

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