Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87, after a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights, equality, and a more just world. The second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, she left her mark in 27 years of service as one of the most notable legal minds to ever serve as justice. In response to her passing, Senator David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm), Senator Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook), Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) and Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) released the following statement:
“Our nation has lost not just a Supreme Court Justice, but an iconic figure in American history. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer who dedicated her life to the necessary fights for a more just and equal world, and who’s legacy was worth honoring well before her service as a justice began. She will be remembered for her tireless dedication to the role of the Court and exemplified the fight for a more perfect union.
Despite her loss, she will continue to be an inspiration for every man and woman in America to continue the fight for justice.”