In Memoriam: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Rosh Hashanah holiday precluded me from posting on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the fallout of her death for the Court and for the American politics. For now, she is deserving of a quiet moment of reflection and appreciation.

Justice Ginsburg life and career were remarkable. If you have not seen “On the Basis of Sex,” which describes much of her early life and career, please do.) The accolades pouring in from colleagues and former clerks tell more than an outside observer could say. And she was a true source of inspiration to multiple generations of lawyers.

Justice Ginsburg was human, and prone to mistakes and frailties like all people. I can’t imagine that she really enjoyed the godlike status given to her by left-wing activists, a status that now has left much of the country in enormous pain and panic.

I hope that we can all take a deep breath and mourn Justice Ginsburg for who she was, and admire the life she led. I certainly shall.

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