Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By Wyatt Lee '24
On September 18th, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. She was 87 years old when she passed due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. Serving as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1993 until 2020, she was the second woman to serve and the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court. RBG graduated high school at age 15 and attended Cornell University, graduating on June 23 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. She attended Harvard University in 1956 and was one of 9 women who received her law degree.
On June 14th, 1993, RBG accepted the nomination as a Supreme Court Justice from President Bill Clinton. When Sandra Day O’Connor retired from the court in 2006, RBG was then the only woman on the court for a number of year. Throughout her career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was able to garner many victories for the causes she supported.