Ruth Bader Ginsburg–Honoring a Shero
The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida mourns with the world the loss a great shero—Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She was the second woman to serve on the Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. She was often described as the Thurgood Marshall of the women’s rights movement by those who remembered her days as a litigator and director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s. She became the ﬁrst female tenured professor at Columbia Law School. Between 1973 and 1975, she argued six gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court, and won ﬁve of them. In 1980 President Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and in 1993 President Clinton appointed her to the Supreme Court. During her many years on the Court, her voice became a beacon of light standing for equality and justice.
In interviews she said a well lived life would be one that gave service to the community. Her life was a life of service and in her honor we look forward to the day when there will be enough women on the Court—nine, which was her response when asked for that number.
Patty Farley, President
Democratic Women’s Club of Florida
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