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‘A trailblazer’: Maryland, Baltimore officials and advocates remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at 87 years old, reactions poured in from political figures and advocates nationwide, including those from Maryland and Baltimore.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

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Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives and Baltimore native

Brandon Scott, Baltimore City Council president and Democratic nominee for mayor

Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume

Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin

Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown

Maryland Rep. David Trone

Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger

Baltimore Women United, a volunteer group advocating for more women in politics:

"With the passing of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore Women United’s intention to uplift women and women’s priorities becomes only more fiercely defined. The rights that matter most to women are at risk if the current administration is permitted to rush through a nominee to the Supreme Court. We will honor RBG by using the full might of our advocacy and the voices of the women of Baltimore to fight against dishonest practices of the current administration and for a Supreme Court justice who will not just pay tribute to the legacy of Justice Ginsburg, but will propel that legacy to expand rights for all Americans.

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“If you are mourning the death of our heroine, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, if you are ready to fight for her last wish – to ‘not be replaced until a new president is installed,' if you long for the comfort and power of a community of women in Baltimore, please join Baltimore Women United and many partner organizations at a vigil and rally on Tuesday evening. Details to come.”

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