At the time when the country is dealing with great stress, conflict, and COVID-19 uncertainty, the icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed on Friday, causing a massive wave among her supporters across social media. Ginsburg was a champion who was celebrated by many for her historic career and her exclusive workout routine that facilitated the Saturday Night Live sketches.
As reported by the “New York Times,” the Supreme Court statement indicated that she succumbed from complications related to metastatic pancreas cancer. Ruth became a literal symbol of dignity and justice as the country ran into division and hatred during the Trump Administration. A few days before her death, as reported by the NPR, Ginsburg revealed to one of her granddaughters that her most fervent wish was that she should not be replaced before a new president is elected.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was borne on March 15th, 1933, and died on September 18th, 2020, at 87. Popularly known by her initials R.B.G, Ruth was a great American jurist who worked as a Justice of the Supreme Court from 1993 until her death. Ginsburg was nominated by the then-President Bill Clinton and became the second woman to work on the American Supreme Court following Sandra Day. During her time on the Court, Ruth authored exclusive majority opinions such as Olmstead v. L.C. in 1999, the United States v. Virginia in 1996, and Inc. v. Laidlaw Environment Services, Inc. in 2000.
Ruth Ginsburg was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from high school, Ginsburg joined Cornell University, where she graduated with a compelling bachelor’s degree. She later got married to Martin D. Ginsburg and became a mother. Ruth scaled up her career by studying law at Harvard and become one of the most successful women in the field. She proceeded to Columbia Law School and graduated with excellent grades. Following her graduation from law school, Ginsburg plunged into the world of academia. She served as a professor at Columbia Law School and Rutgers Law School, teaching civil procedure.
The scholar also spent some time as a lawyer for gender equality and women’s rights before joining the Supreme Court. Furthermore, Ginsburg serves as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, where she was also a member of general counsels and one of the union’s boards of directors.
Upon hearing of her death, Ruth’s supporters began calling for action. One of the supporters, Amanda Littman, the director of Run for Something, wished that her memory be a revolution. Another fan Paula Pell, SNL writer, said that it is better to choose fight over fear. Brittany Packnett Cunningham, the co-founder of Campaign Zero, a campaign against police brutality, wrapped up by stating that fighting is what they’re going to do. Justice Ginsburg fought through her cancer, battling many types of cancer, including lung, liver, and colon. Furthermore, she became a popular figure in social media and inspired many people. In 2013, a law student founded a Tumbler to honor Ruth, crowing her Notorious R.B.G, which a great meme around social media.