On August 10, 1993, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice where she served for 27 years as the second woman, and first Jewish woman, to serve on the Supreme Court. She was highly regarded as a champion for women’s rights. She died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87.
In response, Sen. Greg Clausen released the statement below:
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature. The entire country is mourning her death — but her life will be remembered, and her leadership revered. Justice Ginsburg changed our country through her tireless work for equality, justice, and truth. So many people looked up to her as a woman who changed the way women were treated in society – fighting for women’s rights in the workplace and for gender equity.
Even though we mourn her death, her legacy, in her own words, will carry on: ‘Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy.’ During a time when there is so much division in our country, RBG’s important and lifelong contributions have made America a better and fairer place for all Americans.”