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Powerful Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s, Death Saddens Many

Jada McDowell

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to serve as Supreme Court Justice, lost her life to pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020. Supreme Court Justice served since 1993 (27 years). Throughout her years she accomplished so much and became many people’s role model.   

According to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to you.” 

Quickly after the world heard the news of her passing, many went to social media to pay their respects and write such beautiful messages. Also, crowds gathered in front of the Supreme Court to honor Ginsburg.   

Crowd gathers in front of Supreme Court in Washington DC

This loss was deeply felt as thousands of bouquets of flowers have been dropped off in front of the Capital as symbols of respect. Even big names including, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, came past the memorial in front of the capitol to show her respect and speak on Ginsburg’s impact.  

As a student hoping to pursue law after obtaining my graduate degree, she has been an exceptional role model for me as well. Her ambition and courage to make huge changes within the world are amazing.  

According to Chief Justice John Robert, “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.”  

Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Though Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her calling as Supreme Court Justice; she contributed way more to the world. Before Ginsburg was appointed into the Supreme Court, she was a law clerk, taught law at universities, judged at US Court of Appeals, etc. Notably, throughout those years, she also battled and overcame cancer three times, in the process of moving up in her law career.  

Video: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speech  

Regardless, she wouldn’t stop fighting for equality and what she thought was right. Ginsburg says, “We are at last beginning to relegate to the history books the idea of the token woman.” She wanted to see more women fill male-dominated roles. She also wanted women to finally get credit for the work that we put in that goes unnoticed. She often commented that: “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”   

She continued to stand for the people as in 2013 when she showed her support for the LGBT community as she became the first Supreme Court Justice to conduct a same-sex marriage.   

Upon Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s departure from this world, she asked that: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president installed.” President Trump reports that he will wait to name new nominees after she is laid to rest. Yet, it is unsure if her wish will be fulfilled.   

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to have two reposes, one being held on September 23, 2020 and Thursday, September. 24, 2020.  

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