Martin Ginsburg (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Martin Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a prominent lawyer in his own right, died Sunday from complications of metastatic cancer. He was 78.
The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg died at home.
The Ginsburgs celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last week. They met on a blind date as undergraduates at Cornell University.
Martin Ginsburg was an expert in tax law and taught at New York University
, Columbia University and Georgetown University over the course of his career.
Judy Areen, interim dean of Georgetown University Law Center, said Sunday: "Marty Ginsburg was not only one of the most innovative legal thinkers of our time, he was a gifted teacher and respected colleague. He will be deeply missed."
Survivors also include two children, Jane and James.
A private burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.
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