The Brooklyn Bar Association mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was lauded as a champion of justice and a defender of American democracy. Her opinions were poignant and thoughtful, and her devotion to equality for all people under the law never wavered.
The Brooklyn Bar Association has a unique connection to Justice Ginsburg as she was born in Brooklyn on March 15, 1933, and Justice Ginsburg greeted several of our members after a swearing in ceremony at the Supreme Court of the United States in May of 2014. As the second woman to take the bench on the U.S. Supreme Court, it was our great honor to have Justice Ginsburg swear in our board of trustees for the 1994-1995 cycle led by our second female president, Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik. Justice Ginsburg was more than a daughter of our beloved borough, or an intellectual, or a trailblazer, or an advocate of women’s rights. She was also our hero, and her presence on the high court will be deeply missed.