Martin D. Ginsburg, husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday at the age of 78. Ginsburg, a tax lawyer and professor at Georgetown Law School, died from cancer at his home in Washington.
Martin D. Ginsburg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg met on a blind date while attending Cornell University. They married in June of 1954.
Ginsberg is survived by his wife and two children, law professor Jane C. Ginsburg and James S. Ginsburg, president of the Chicago Classical Recording Foundation.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg was hospitalized on Thursday after feeling faint and light-headed. Ginsburg was taken to the Washington Hospital Center according to a press statement from the court. 76-year-old Ginsburg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, but was declared cancer-free after operations to remove her spleen and a tumor on her pancreas.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton and was only the second woman to ever be appointed to the court.
Ginsburg reportedly began to feel ill while in her chambers on Thursday afternoon. The Supreme Court Justice began to feel faint and fatigued after receiving an intravenous treatment for iron deficiency, according to a statement from the high court.
The court statement said Ginsburg was treated in her chambers by in-house medical staff and transported to the hospital only as a precaution. No further details regarding her condition have been released as of the time of this posting.