Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court since 1993 who gained popular celebrity as "the Notorious RBG," passed away on Friday night of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
- KC's View:
The political implications of Ginsburg's life and death are for another time and another place, as is a fuller conversation about her unique place in American history and reflection of the zeitgeist.
I will just say this. It seems to me that if you are a woman working in a job that as recently as 30 or 40 years ago you might not have been able to hold simply because of your gender, at some level you have Ruth Bader Ginsburg to thank for it. And if you are a man, you can thank her, too - because her contributions to the law, pushing for a world in which gender equality reflects a more perfect union, make the world a better place.
"Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof."