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Crowds gather at Supreme Court to remember Ginsburg

WASHINGTON - As the sun rose behind the Supreme Court on Saturday, dozens of mourners stood in silence near a flag flying half-mast. They started coming the night before, leaving flowers, candles and homemade signs to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They kept coming through the morning: Joggers stopping mid-run, bikers pausing and resting on their handlebars, and mothers from across the region bringing their daughters to pay tribute to the pioneering liberal lawyer and advocate for equality who died Friday. "I wanted to be a lawyer but wasn't sure I could do it," said Blake Rogers, 13, who let a single tear fall down her face after positioning flowers. "And then I heard Justice Ginsburg speak, and she showed me that I could do it, that women and girls can do anything." Beth Feliciano, 39, squatted next to her 2-year-old daughter, Ellie, holding a book titled "I look up to . . . Ruth Bader Ginsburg." She pointed to the court building and told Ellie, whom she had once dressed as Ginsburg for Halloween, that the late justice had worked there. "We have been talking about Ruth ever since Ellie was born," the graduate student said. "She's someone good for Ellie to look up to as a superhero." Children gathered around a paper bag - labeled "Leave a Note for Ruth" - holding colored paper and markers inside. Shiloh Newton, an 11-year-old from McLean, began to draw a rainbow, meticulously tracing a red arc before pausing and looking at the flowers spread out in front of her. "The rainbow is for LBGTQ rights," said her mom, Annie Couture, 42. "I knew it was essential to come here and show our kids the right thing, that they have to fight for the little guy." Even conservatives who fervently opposed Ginsburg's support for reproductive rights, gun restrictions and affirmative...

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