Written By: Devin Garner
On Friday, Sept. 19, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died from complications of cancer. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement, “Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature.” He goes on to say, “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. 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.”
Ginsburg has served as the associate justice of the Supreme Court since 1993. As only the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court and the first Jewish-American female Justice of the Supreme Court, she was a feminist activist who fought for equality. Ginsburg also served as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. She was known for her fiery personality and a willingness to stick up for her beliefs.
While her death leaves an open seat on the Supreme Court, it is important that individuals sit back and appreciate the legacy that she has left throughout the United States. According to NPR, her dying wish was spoken to her granddaughter Clara Spera in which she urged, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”