Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. NBC News has more on her death.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent more than a quarter century on the U. S Supreme Court and spent much of her career fighting for equality. How wrong it is to judge people on the basis of what they look like. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she tied for first in her class at Columbia Law, but with no job offers from law firms. This was the late fifties she taught at Rutgers and Columbia, then helped launch the A C. L. U Women's rights project in the seventies. Later, as their lawyer, she won five of six cases before the U. S Supreme Court. Her ultimate goal was to get sex discrimination treated by the by the Supreme Court the same way that race discrimination was treated from the Court of Appeals. President Clinton made her the second female on the nation's highest court, where she continued to even the playing field, ending mail only college admissions supporting reproductive rights and the L. G B T Q community. While her rulings leaned liberal off the bench, she was close friends with the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. In her eighties, Ginsburg became popular with the new generation, celebrated in the book The Notorious RBG and parodied on Saturday Night Live. You can't get rid of May. There's this whole new generation of young people who really admire her and think of her as you know, kind of a rock star. Justice Ginsburg spoke out about the me too movement. It is as effective for the woman who works as a made in the hotel, as it is for Hollywood stars. Ah, wife, a mother, a grandmother, an advocate for equality for nearly half a century, Tracy Pots, NBC News.