The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made me cry. She was small in size, her voice was loud and people listened. Ruth Ginsburg worked to overthrow legislation that discriminated based on one’s gender, was a founding counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project, and taught law courses on gender discrimination laws. My life was influenced by her work, because it provided more career opportunities and experiences for me as a woman. I am grateful for her service and dedication to gender equality. I see equality, whether it is based on gender, color, education or race, as a basic human right, not a liberal idea.
The “Notorious Ruth” spent forty years on the federal court bench. Ruth had integrity, her voice, knowledge of the law and juridical processes. She could work with people who had different opinions, and was tenacious as needed. She was diligent on her research and was skilled at writing opinions, whether she was writing for the majority or dissenting cases from the bench.
Rest in Peace, Ruth, I doubt it. She is probably writing her next opinion.