The Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a U.S. Supreme Court justice, the second woman to be appointed to the position.”–

Friday, September 18, 2020. That day marks the death of one of America’s most historic figures. That is the day on which Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, at the age of 87.

Ginsburg was born in New York on March 15, 1933. She went to school there and was one of the top students in her class. When she enrolled at Harvard Law School and got accepted, she was 1 of the 9 women in class amongst the many other male students. She studied law and soon got a degree as a lawyer.

Shortly after earning her degree, Ginsburg began to teach law at a school in Columbia. She was struggling to find a job that incorporated her lawyer skills and knowledge as there was much discrimination against hiring women for high job positions at that time.

Finally, in 1993, US President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the United States Supreme Court after the death of Justice Byron White. There, Ginsburg voiced her thoughts on gender equality, women’s rights, and many other issues. She quickly became a well-known icon, later becoming known as “the champion of gender equality.”

Ginsburg was one of the only four women to have ever been on the US Supreme Court Justice. (Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman on the Supreme Court, and currently serving are Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.) Ginsburg passed away at her home in Washington D.C. due to complications of metastatic cancer. She will forever be known and recognized for her great works.

I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to the very best of her ability.”
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg