Shannon Roddel | September 21, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was nominated to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and was known as the architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, died Friday (Sept. 18) at the age of 87.
The second woman appointed to the court, Ginsburg served for 27 years and visited Notre Dame in 2016. Law School faculty reflect on her contributions:
G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and professor of law
We are all absorbing the sad news of the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In the words of Chief Justice Roberts, she was a “jurist of historic stature.” Her life’s work as a law professor, litigator and judge, involving some of the most important issues and cases establishing equal rights for women, marks her as one of the most important legal figures in American history. Her towering intellect, spotless integrity, exemplary collegiality and passionate commitment to justice embodied the highest ideals of our profession. She will continue to serve as a role model for many young lawyers.
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