A Nations Tradegy

A Nations Tradegy

Amy Borowski, reporter

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginzburg has died at the age of 87 on Sept. 18, 2020, from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Ginzburg forever changed the court system and in hope encouraged young generations to continue her work. Ginzburg suffered two major losses as a child. Her older sister died when she was a baby, leaving Ruth and her mom alone. Soon after Ginzburg graduated high school her mother grew wings and flew as well. Ruth Ginsburg earned a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and quickly after married Martin D. Ginsburg. Ruth Ginsburg attended law school at Harvard, where she was one of the seldom women in her class. Ginsburg was not at Harvard long when her husband (Martin) took a job in New York. Ginsburg switched to Columbia University where she would graduate first in her class, while also in 1972, becoming the first women to join the university as a faculty member. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to be the U.S Court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit until 1933 when she was appointed for the Supreme Court. Ruth Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton to intake a Supreme Court Justice position. The first Jewish woman and only second woman to serve on the court, Ginsburg would become a part of the liberal wing. Serving 25 years in the nation’s highest court she advocated highly for gender equality and women’s rights. The nation has truly lost a very impactful women and will never forget all the great things she did for this country.