“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Feminist icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the second woman to sit on the supreme court of the United States and a vocal voice in the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s has died at age 87 following complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
She leaves behind an impeccable legacy for all.
Ginsburg who served for 27 years on the nation’s highest court, was noted as its most prominent member.
The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, firm in her convictions with a reputation of a true champion of gender equality and upholding justice and fairness was the second woman to sit on the supreme court of the United States she was nominated to the court by Bill Clinton in 1993 and has served ever since.
Throughout her distinguished
career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU had touched lives
Mark Brewer, an attorney and the longtime former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, cried as he spoke Friday night about Ginsburg’s legacy.
She is beyond memorable,” Sedler said. “Her legacy both as a pioneer in litigating women’s rights and her work on the Supreme Court will long be remembered.”