The Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic figure, was the longest serving woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her brilliant mind and commitment to justice is an inspiration to all. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was only the second woman in U.S. history elevated to the high court.
Ginsburg began her legal studies at Harvard Law School, where she was one of just nine women in a class of about 500, and balanced her studies with taking care of her first child. A move by the family to Manhattan resulted in her completing her degree at Columbia Law School. She went on to have an impressive and legendary career. Ginsburg’s appointment to the Supreme Court resulted in her landmark opinions advancing gender equality, marriage equality, the rights of people with disabilities and the rights of immigrants. Ginsburg is cheered for her accomplishments as we mourn her loss. She will be missed.