Tributes pour in to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A black drape hangs over the courtroom doors and a makeshift memorial has grown outside as people honor her legacy like former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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Mary, thank you. We all know justice Ginsburg had a huge impact on the court and American lives. Tributes pouring in for her. Terry Moran joins us now with more on her life and legacy. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, robin. It's a somber and emotional scene here. It's expected that justice Ginsburg will lie here in the great hall of the supreme court, a private ceremony expected for her fellow justices. There may be a public viewing perhaps on the supreme court plaza and then she'll be laid to rest later in the week at Arlington national cemetery next to her beloved husband Marty. Her long journey coming to a close appropriately where the nation honors so many of our heros. Inside the supreme court this morning justice Ginsburg's seat draped in black as the makeshift memorial outside grows and the tributes continue including this from former president bill Clinton. In a time where people are so cynical, Ruth Ginsburg symbolizes everything that's best about America. Reporter: President trump responding to reporters minutes after a rally in Minnesota offering his praise. Whether you agreed or not she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. Reporter: Ruth Ginsburg's life was astonishing. She became a giant of American law and American life due to her determination. All I ask is our brethren take their feet off our necks. Reporter: She was the second woman named to the supreme court. A brilliant law student. First at Harvard, then Columbia. She faced discrimination after graduating in 1959. She was tied for first in her class. The New York City law firms weren't hiring women. Reporter: She turned to civil rights law and argued and won five cases at the supreme court. Before taking her spot on the high supreme court bench in 1993. The full use of the talent of all this nation's people holds large promise for the future, but we could not have come to this point and I surely would not be in this room today without the determined efforts of men and women who kept dreams alive, dreams of equal citizenship in the days when few would listen. Reporter: In her quarter century as a justice Ginsburg became a leader of the liberal wing on the court with powerful rulings. This is something central to a woman's life, to her dignity. It's a decision that she must make for herself. Reporter: She formed an unlikely close friendship with a strong opponent justice Anthony Scalia. Her fierce dissents inspired generations. The notorious rbg, a cultural icon. She died Friday battling cancer. Her legacy was to give new greater meaning to those words engraved on the supreme court itself. Equal justice under law. A remarkable life indeed. Ruth Ginsburg was asked the best advice she ever had. She said it was from her mother-in-law. It helps sometimes in every marriage to be a little deaf. She had a marvelous marriage. Probably wisdom in that. George? Terry, you covered justice Ginsburg for so many years. What's your personal remembrance? Reporter: I remember that this diminutive woman who seemed so quiet in some ways, the word I associate with her is strength. She was one of the strongest minds you've ever encountered. She was a formidable colleague for her justices and questioner of the people in the oral arguments. There's something else she brought to that bench. She was a living example of how much good the law can do to change America for the better. She reminded me of Thurgood Marshall. That's a living link to the time when the law was changed to make a difference. Let's look ahead with Jon

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