Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A legacy of fighting for justice

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Auction house Sotheby's says a collection of items owned by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has sold for nearly $517,000.

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The online auction of more than 100 lots concluded Tuesday night. 

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All proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, one of Ginsburg's favorite charities.

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Among the items sold were a pair of opera glasses that Ginsburg used during performances at the Kennedy Center. 

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Which brought in $4,375; and a replica of the Statue of Liberty that was a gift from her law clerks, which went for $22,500.

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A set of Ginsburg's beloved "RBG" workout weights, which were given to her by her personal trainer, sold for $16,500.

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The collection also included a selection of Ginsburg's judicial robes, which went for prices ranging from $2,500 to $11,875.

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In total, the auction raised more than three times its pre-sale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.

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"The remarkable prices achieved for Justice Ginsburg's personal effects reflect both the high regard in which she was held as a champion of justice and equality.

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The significant impact she had on American society," said Sotheby's specialist Gabe Weintraub in a statement.

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