Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Notorious
Raised in Brooklyn, New York already gives you the inner strength to endure more and want to be more. Born in the early 30’s growing up in the 40’s, and educated in the 50’s. Ruth Bader Ginsburg from an early age has dealt with adversity. From the death of her mother they day before her high school graduation, her husband’s diagnosis of cancer a few years after they were married, five bouts of cancer, colon, pancreatic and lung, as well as broken ribs, and a stentplaced in her right coronary artery didn’t impeded her ability to make history.
Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court, after Sandra Day O’Conner. However, before her lifetime installment as a Justice on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate for the rights of all people. However, gender equality and women's rights, was where she spent the majority of her time arguing and winning cases before the Supreme Court. All of her efforts as an advocate was as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.
She not only fought for these rights but also helped to create legislation and laws to protect them. Even after her installment as a Justice on the Supreme Court, she continued to pass legislation, the last of which was working with President Obama to pass the very first piece of legislation he signed, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg resonated with men and women throughout her lifetime and career. In recent years, she became a beacon of hope and almost heroic like to Millennials. Her willingness to stand up for what was right and honorable resonated with young adults. Ruth Bader Ginsburg played a large role in the acceptance of same-sex relationships and the legal status of LGBTQ individuals under the law, in particular, helped her garner support from Millennials. She presided over same-sex weddings and pushed back against opponents of the LGBTQ community and their rights. The title the Notorious RGB was bestowed upon her by Millennials because of her many gallant efforts for equal rights for all.
Until her death on September 18, 2020, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg never missed a day of her judicial duties. Your Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it has been an Honor to have had you to serve our Country with such dedication and class. RIP-RBG!