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Burg Simpson Remembers RBG’s Remarkable Life and Love of Justice

By Burg Simpson
September 21, 2020
2 min read

At Burg Simpson, we are all in mourning following the news that 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her D.C. home last Friday evening surrounded by friends and family. She passed away following a battle with metastatic pancreas cancer.

Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, RBG was just the second woman to hold a seat on the court and she served this country for more than 27 years. Legislators, educators, and government leaders from around the nation are calling RBG the “the fiercest of trailblazers,” and “a visionary for justice.” Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be remembered for her wisdom and her courage. She said: “My advice is fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

RBG was one of only nine women in her first–year Harvard Law class. For women considering a career in law, RBG paved the way for many women to enter what had been considered to be a man’s world. She had the courage and the fortitude to break down the barriers at a time that few law schools admitted women and even fewer law firms would hire them.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the nation’s highest court with a brilliant legal mind and a compassionate heart. She had a passion for justice and she will be deeply missed by many.

Martin Luther King once said that the arc of the moral universe is long, but bends toward justice. In one of her famous dissents, Ruth Bader Ginsburg added, but only “if there is a steadfast commitment to see the task through to completion.”

We at Burg Simpson are inspired by RBG’s remarkable life and love of justice, and are committed to continuing that fight to pursue justice for all.



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