Welcome to G! We're looking at – RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
Let's stop talking about pandemic stuff and talk about Notorious RBG.
Ginsburg was the second woman [after Sandra Day O'Connor] and the first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. She worked tirelessly for women's rights throughout her career, and served on the Supreme Court for 27 years, from 1993 through 2020. Near the end of her tenure, she was the senior member of the liberal-leaning justices. Seniority meant that, when she did not agree with the majority opinion, she assigned the person who would write the dissent. She wrote many of them herself, and “I dissent” became a common phrase of hers.
Here's the Supreme Court page on her
Here are some important cases, both with her in the majority and dissenting
Here are photos of the collars she wore, including the famous “dissent collar”
She passed away from pancreatic cancer in September 2020. Then-President Donald Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to replace her, just before the November election.
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