Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was only the second female Supreme Court Justice after Sandra Day O'Connor. She's also the first Jewish woman to serve on the court. Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, she went on to represent the liberal wing of the court, writing many notable opinions. Before joining the court she was a figurehead in the women's rights movement, advocating on behalf of many gender equality cases. She died on September 18, 2020.

Yearning for an Independent Federal Judiciary

When every judicial vacancy—particularly those at the highest level—touches off titanic and existential battles among the political parties, that is one of the surest signs that we've lost our way.