Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court docket’s liberal wing. However for the opposite members of the nation’s highest court docket, the place Ginsburg spent 27 years, she was additionally a colleague and, to some, a treasured pal. On Saturday, the Courtroom released statements from its eight remaining members and former Justice Anthony Kennedy, reacting to Ginsburg’s dying at age 87 from problems of metastatic pancreatic most cancers.
Their tributes included the next memorials. You possibly can learn all of the Justices’ statements here.
Elena Kagan mirrored on a task mannequin and mentor:
To me, as to numerous others, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero. As an legal professional, she led the combat to grant girls equal rights underneath the legislation. As a choose, she did justice day by day–working to make sure that this nation’s authorized system lives as much as its beliefs and extends its rights and protections to these as soon as excluded. And in each roles, she held to–certainly, exceeded–the very best requirements of authorized craft. Her work was as cautious because it was artistic, as disciplined because it was visionary. It can endure for so long as Individuals retain their dedication to legislation. Ruth reached out to encourage and help me in my profession, as she did for therefore many others, lengthy earlier than I got here to the Supreme Courtroom. And she or he guided and impressed me, on issues massive and small, as soon as I turned her colleague. I’ll miss her–her mind, her generosity, her sly wit, her manifest integrity, and her infinite capability for work–for the remainder of my life. I give my deepest condolences to her beloved youngsters and grandchildren. Might her reminiscence be a blessing.
Louise and I’ve misplaced a cherished colleague and pal. For forty years, Ruth served the American individuals as one in all our most distinguished judges. Her sacrifices for the nation have been many, however all the time carried out with honor. We’re blessed by the pleased reminiscences that may stay, like touring with Ruth to London the place (to her delight) an uninformed information stored calling her “Ruthie,” or all of the opera she tried so valiantly to show me, or her candy tooth at lunch, or the touching tales of her outstanding life with Marty. We are going to miss Ruth and our hearts exit to her household. Might she relaxation in peace.
an amazing Justice;
a girl of valour;
a rock of righteousness;
and my good, good pal.
The world is a greater place for her having lived in it.
And so is her household;
the authorized neighborhood;
and the nation.