Local leaders respond to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Photo Date: 2016

Local leaders respond to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away Friday night.

“As we mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I recall fondly her standing-room-only appearance in the Joyce Center in 2016. Combining intellectual rigor with playfulness and candor, Justice Ginsburg discussed policy, politics and the struggle for women to find their rightful place in the administration of justice. It was a personal privilege for me to take her on a tour of campus and witness her kindness and courtesy to everyone she met.” - University of Notre Dame President Reverend John Jenkins.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to public service, and our nation will always remember her with gratitude as a trailblazer for women. May she Rest In Peace, and may God comfort her family in this difficult time.“ – U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN).

“Tonight we have lost an incredible voice for justice. As a lawyer and professor, Justice Ginsburg broke barriers for women. As a Justice of the Supreme Court, she helped build a better nation for all Americans. Justice Ginsburg spent her lifetime working to protect our people and our democracy. We must honor her legacy by continuing her fight.My heart goes out to Justice Ginsburg’s family and friends. She truly was a national treasure.” - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)

“As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation's highest court and earning a special place in our nation's history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time.” –U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN).

Ginsburg passed away due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family at her home in Washington D.C. She was 87.

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