Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'RBG' was a frequent visitor and favorite in the Bay Area in recent years

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the Bay Area multiple times in her final years, leaving lasting impressions for all of those who were lucky enough to see her speak.

Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court announced this evening.

She was first appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. A champion of women's rights, Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the nation's highest court.

"Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG," former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday evening.

Ginsburg died at her home in Washington.

California State Senator Scott Wiener tweeted Friday night that a candlelight vigil would be held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 7 p.m. at Harvey Milk Plaza.

Take a look back below at Ginsburg's visits to the Bay Area in recent years.

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February 2017: Stanford University


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Stanford University where she took part in the university's Rathburn Lecture on a Meaningful Life. She delighted the crowd with humorous anecdotes and an optimistic outlook on the state of politics.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delighted the crowd at Stanford Tuesday where she took part in the university's Rathburn Lecture on a Meaningful Life.


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October 2019: University of California, Berkeley



On what would be her last visit to the Bay Area, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared at Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley shortly after another bout with cancer. The audience leapt to their feet and clapped so hard she had to settle them down.
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When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked onto the stage of Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley, the audience leapt to their feet and clapped so hard she had to settle them down.



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Later in the same talk, Ginsburg shared some of the best advice she was given.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked to a packed house at UC Berkeley where she shared some of the best advice she was given.


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