President Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania pay their respects for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2020. Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer, was only the second woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. Ginsburg, who was described as “tough as nails” for incrementally taking on gender equality cases, became a feminist icon. Her death has already unleashed a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her as it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.