“Justice for the disabled and handicapped is a moral mission.”
Outspoken Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Monday at the age of 85 after a long battle with cancer.
Ginsburg joined the Supreme Court in 1993, following her long-time partner, Justice Stephen Breyer, who died at age 86. Ginsburg served on the high court for 21 years before retiring in 2015.
In April, the justices unanimously supported a narrow Michigan state ballot measure to remove provisions in the state’s constitution banning abortion that protect pregnant women. Her death represented the culmination of that effort.
Public reaction ranged from cheers and condolences to harsh criticism of the court’s liberal wing.“Justice Ginsburg was the lion of the Supreme Court,” tweeted Senator Al Franken. “She came before this country to fight for the rights of all. But her commitment to justice itself will live on. I’ll miss her. — Sen. Al Franken (@SenAlFranken) September 18, 2020 Ginsburg was the lion of the Supreme Court. Her commitment to justice itself will live on. I’ll miss her. — Sen. Al Franken (@SenAlFranken) September 18, 2020