Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a source of inspiration and hope. Throughout her 27 years of service on the United States Supreme Court she demonstrated an unwavering commitment as guardian of the rights of all people, including the disadvantaged and the powerless.
I first met Justice Ginsburg in 1989 at a reception which she attended at the Supreme Court. During her tenure on the court, she generously shared her time and talents at subsequent receptions and events, supporting women judges throughout this country and abroad.
Many long to sing out about the intense sorrow they feel upon hearing of her passing. I add my voice to that chorus.