THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION CHERISHES THE LEGACY AND LIFE OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
Our nation has lost an iconic jurist who served the judiciary with brilliance and tenacity beyond measure. The Judicial Council Division of the National Bar Association has lost a resilient trailblazer in the law and judiciary. As a lawyer, Justice Ginsburg was known for advocating for women and minorities and ultimately as a United States Supreme Court justice administering equal justice under law for all.
Justice Ginsburg has left a judicial legacy for us all with her poignant decisions and dissents reflective of her strong passion for gender equality and fairness as memorialized in her opinion, United States v. Virginia (1996) and her dissent, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007).
Justice Ginsburg was unabashedly supportive of women and the National Bar Association’s judges and lawyers. Justice Ginsburg often witnessed the National Bar Association’s attorneys swearing in at the Supreme Court and afterwards graciously spent time speaking intimately with us and posing for pictures. She thought it not robbery but necessary to spend precious time with NBA members and shared graciously her pathway to the judiciary. The world has lost a humane giant in the judiciary.
I am grateful that I had an opportunity to meet Justice Ginsburg in 2014 when I was sworn in at the United States Supreme Court and will dedicate to her memory pictures of Justice Ginsburg with judges of the Judicial Council on our website https://www.nbajudicialcouncil.org/news
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg rest in power and peace!
Hon. Cenceria P. Edwards