Already, an outpouring of grief and mourning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced has flooded social media and television news. Now, Time magazine is planning a tribute to the late icon on the cover of their next issue.
— TIME (@TIME) September 19, 2020
Ginsburg was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to a working class family. She graduated from Columbia Law School at a time when few women were accepted, but was denied a clerkship on the Supreme Court because she was a woman. Ginsburg went on to fight as a fierce advocate for women’s rights and was appointed as a federal judge by President Jimmy Carter and to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton.
Among her greatest accomplishments on the bench include her support for the Affordable Care Act, legislation that provided healthcare coverage for millions of Americans who had previously been unable to afford it, and Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark Supreme Court decision that granted marriage equality rights for same-sex couples. The United States has come closer to its promises of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for all Americans, who are “created equal,” under Justice Ginsburg.
As we mourn her passing and learn more about the incredible life that she led, more tributes to her memory are sure to pour in. But the most important way to honor Justice Ginsburg is to ensure that her SCOTUS seat is filled by someone worthy of it. That person should be chosen by the voters who have already begun casting votes.
Twitter had a lot of comments to make about the amazing Justice Ginsburg. Read some of their comments below: