|Posted:||September 21, 2020 11:48 AM|
|From:||Representative MaryLouise Isaacson|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Honoring the Life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
|Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18, 2020, leaves behind a legacy of extraordinary proportions.
Throughout her 27 years serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, she was a tireless and resolute champion of justice. Prior to becoming the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg taught at Rutgers University Law School, and then at Columbia University, becoming its first female tenured professor. During the 1970s, she served as the director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing six landmark cases on gender equality before the Supreme Court, winning five.
Justice Ginsburg has won numerous awards, including the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award for her contributions to gender equality and civil rights, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scribes, and the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. Numerous additional awards include the LBJ Foundation’s Liberty and Justice for All Award, the World Peace and Liberty Award, a lifetime achievement award from Diane von Furstenberg’s foundation, and the 2020 Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center. She has also been the subject of two major movies – “RBG” and “On the Basis of Sex.”
Please join us in remembering and honoring the extraordinary life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and expressing condolences for her passing.
Introduced as HR1033