In Memoriam

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18th at her home in Washington, D.C. at the age of 87. Graduating at the top of her class from Columbia Law School in 1959, she was unable to find a job. By the time she was in her 80s, she had become a shining star for women of all ages. She was the subject of a hit documentary; a biopic, merchandise featuring her “Notorious RBG” moniker; a Time magazine cover; and regular Saturday Night Live sketches. RBG was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 96 to 3. She was the second woman appointed to the Court, where she served for 27 years as one of the more liberal members. Ginsburg’s friendship with conservative icon Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016, was legendary and inspired an opera. She dedicated her early career to gender equality and continued this passion from the bench.