Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87 years old from cancer of the pancreas. Justice Ginsburg was known as a powerful voice for equality for men and women, and she served as a judge on the Supreme court for 27 years.
Justice Ginsburg helped start and then run the Women’s Rights Project. She argued six lawsuits before the Supreme Court before she was a justice there, and won five of those cases. During her career she made it her mission to fight against discrimination based on sex (whether you are male or female).
Speaking last year, Justice Ginsburg said that we haven’t reached full equality between the sexes yet, but she still feels optimistic for the future.
Remembered for Her Mission
Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. She was friends with the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, even though they almost never agreed on the law or politics. She met her husband at Cornell University. As Ginsburg put it: “He was the first boy I ever knew who cared that I had a brain.”
Ginsburg was one of the most popular Supreme Court justices over the last decades, and she will always be remembered for her fight to gain equal rights for women.