Women, men, families, and justice in the United States have lost a giant.

“The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people; that public discussion is a political duty; and that this should be a fundamental principle of the American government.”

“Inherent differences between men and women, we have come to appreciate, remain cause for celebration, but not for denigration of the members of either sex or for artificial constraints on an individual’s opportunity.”

“Dissents speak to a future age. It’s not simply to say, ‘My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.’ But the greatest dissents do become court opinion and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that’s the dissenter’s hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow.”

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”

Her legacy will prevail. Her dissents will become law. Her vision will be incorporated into our nation’s ethos.


24 thoughts on “IN MEMORIAM: RUTH BADER GINSBURG–The Notorious RBG

  1. Thankyou again, Annie. Justice Ginsburg was a truly great figure in a historical sense. We can only hope that Mitch McConnell’s and Trump’s completely hypocritical efforts to replace her with another arch conservative before the next Presidential swearing-in isn’t allowed to happen.

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  2. What a fighter RBG was in so many ways! It is amazing that she continued to participate on the Court as long as she did. I’m going to watch the RBG documentary today in her memory.

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    1. She held on for as long as she could—almost superhuman that that tiny woman could summon the strength to keep working through all those illnesses and treatment.

      A fine idea to watch the documentary today.


  3. A beautiful post. I wasn’t fully aware of who she was. But I recall seeing her in the news and it was link to mr trump, and being impressed that at her age she was still working. I had no clue of her history, her life. She very amazing and inspiring .

    We women should be brave at each moment of our life.

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  4. I disagreed with a good deal of her legal and political philosophy, but she was honest and consistent in her beliefs and the way she applied them to the law. There is much to admire in her many accomplishments.

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    1. There is, indeed—including the fact that she could develop a deep, lasting friendship with her judicial polar opposite, Antonin Scalia, based not simply on shared interests but on mutual respect and affection.

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  5. Wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing! I really believe that the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be upheld for generations to come, not only in the Supreme Court, but by generations of people passionate for equality. Anyway, I have also published an article on RBG and her legac y on my blog, so if you’re interested, it would be great if you could check it out and let me know your thoughts on it! Thank you and wishing you well during this period 🙂

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