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World Ruth Bader Ginsburg in pictures and her own words

20:26  19 september  2020
20:26  19 september  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg The US Supreme Court justice was a feminist heroine, cultural icon and national treasure.Ginsburg became only the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court.

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who has died of cancer at the age of 87, was a passionate, astute and outspoken advocate of women's rights, civil liberties and the rule of law. As serious as she was about these subjects, she also had a way of highlighting critical issues with

As the country continues to remember the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , “CBS This Morning” reflects on some of her most memorable moments.

a close up of Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing glasses: Ginsburg: © Getty Images Ginsburg: "When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous"

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has died of cancer at the age of 87, was a passionate, astute and outspoken advocate of women's rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.

As serious as she was about these subjects, she also had a way of highlighting critical issues with humour, embracing her nickname "Notorious RBG" and commenting that she and rapper Notorious BIG had something in common: "We were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York."

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fighter who overcame so many obstacles to forge a career in the law. Later, she never stopped fighting for justice, with Later, she never stopped fighting for justice, with grace, exceeded only by the strength of her convictions. Here is Justice Ginsburg , in her own words .

The judge, who was an icon, especially for women, provided an essential vote in watershed rulings that combatted gender discrimination and protected abortion rights, equal pay, civil liberties and privacy rights.

Here, we look back at some of Ginsburg's most memorable quotes on gender equality, law and being remembered.

On gender equality and sex discrimination:

- The pedestal upon which women have been placed has all too often, upon closer inspection, been revealed as a cage.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing a suit and tie: Ginsburg speaks alongside then-President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn after being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 © Reuters Ginsburg speaks alongside then-President Bill Clinton on the White House lawn after being appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993

- I ask no favour for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.

- When I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough [women judges on the US Supreme Court bench] and I say, 'When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.

Sandra Day O'Connor, Harry Blackmun, Anthony Kennedy, William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia standing in front of a curtain: Ginsburg (top right) was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton © Getty Images Ginsburg (top right) was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton

- Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.

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43 quotes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg : 'When I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court] and I say, 'When “My mother was very strong about my doing well in school and living up to my potential. Two things were important to her and she repeated them endlessly.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 's granddaughter, Clara Spera, spoke to BBC about her grandmother's views on Supreme Court, and he last moments with her.

- Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Ginsburg is greeted with applause as she arrives for a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington in 2009 © Getty Images Ginsburg is greeted with applause as she arrives for a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol in Washington in 2009

- As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we'll all be better off for it.

- I pray that I may be all that [my mother] would have been had she lived in an age when women could aspire and achieve and daughters are cherished as much as sons.

On law and her career:

- I became a lawyer for selfish reasons. I thought I could do a lawyer's job better than any other.

- When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting at a table with a laptop: Ginsburg in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington DC in 2002 © David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images Ginsburg in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington DC in 2002

- A constitution, as important as it is, will mean nothing unless the people are yearning for liberty and freedom.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at 87 from metastatic pancreatic cancer last Friday. New York City’s iconic ‘Fearless Girl’ statue has a moving new look in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Friday evening, the heartbreaking news of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’s

- Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked.

Ginsburg receives an honorary degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2004 © Getty Images Ginsburg receives an honorary degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2004

- Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view.

On being an inspiration and on being remembered:

- Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

Alyson Cambridge talking on a cell phone: Ginsburg, an opera lover, officiates the wedding of American operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge, in 2015 © Getty Images Ginsburg, an opera lover, officiates the wedding of American operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge, in 2015

- I just try to do the good job that I have to the best of my ability and I really don't think about whether I'm inspirational. I just do the best I can.

- Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.

a person sitting at a table eating food: Ginsburg shows off one of her many collars that became a symbol for dissents © Reuters Ginsburg shows off one of her many collars that became a symbol for dissents

- [I would like to be remembered as] someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.

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More Than 100 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Former Clerks Guard Casket at Supreme Court .
Several of Ginsburg's former clerks met her casket and accompanied it up the stone steps to the Supreme Court's Great Hall, where the celebrated jurist presided for almost 30 years.Ginsburg died September 18 at age 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer. Memorial services commenced Wednesday, with her casket arriving at the building just before 9:30 a.m. ET. NBC reporter Jake Whittenberg tweeted four pictures showing hundreds of people, all dressed in black, standing in neat lines which trailed down the front steps of the Supreme Court.

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