In Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Many on the Supreme Court will miss Ruth Bader Ginsburg, those in the legal community, and the public at large. She served on the Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020. Bill Clinton nominated her after a recommendation from U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. She held a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after an appointment by Jimmy Carter. She was a graduate of Cornell with a B.A. and Law Degree from Harvard.

A strong advocate for the oppression and downtrodden likely earned her the reputation of the Notorious RBG. She was a Justice that was ethical, rational, fair, and a constitutionalist. She was part of the liberal wing; she could be cautious and moderate in making decisions, always building consensus. She wanted to see precedence for a decision instead then trying to shape the court to fix an image or idealogy. This attitude won her the admiration of Anthony Scalia and Robert H. Bork.

She dealt with several significant issues during her tenure, including gender equality, the environment, the disabled, and the right to privacy. Some of her landmark cases included Olmstead v. LC, Friends of the Earth Inc v. Laidlaw Services, and the United States v. Virginia.

Her charitable work included launching the Woman Rights Project at the ACLU. They have handled over 300 gender discrimination suits. She was a staunch defender of abortion rights, Roe vs. Wade, and Stenberg v. Carhart. The right to privacy played out in Safford United School District v. Redding.

She will is to laid to rest at Arlington, VA, next to her late husband. The battle for her replacement is likely to take weeks as the Democrats and Republicans play politics.