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Updated: Vigil in the Center last night for RBG

A candlelight vigil, organized by several Islanders, was held Sunday at 8 p.m. in front of the Shelter Island Justice Hall court building in the Center to remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Justice Ginsburg is remembered as a fierce champion of gender equality. She died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old.

Other vigils have occurred across the East End and the country in her memory.

Her death is also sparking momentum among voters just weeks ahead of the presidential election.

(Credit: Beverlea Walz photo)