The death of The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday leaves a deep chasm on the United States Supreme Court. The American people have lost one of their most ardent supporters of equal rights; especially women’s rights.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, rejected for a clerkship early in her career because she was a woman, went on to co-found the journal the Women’s Rights Law Reporter as well as the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Ginsburg continued her fight for equal rights after being appointed by President Jimmy Carter for a seat on United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. She was nominated and approved to replace Justice Byron White on the United States Supreme Court in 1993. During her time on the U.S. Supreme Court she continued her support for a woman’s right to choose and Roe v Wade.
Most recently, in 2018, Ruth Bader Ginsburg supported the #MeToo movement saying “It’s about time. For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could do about it, but now the law is on the side of women, or men, who encounter harassment and that’s a good thing.”
The Horry County Democratic Party Officers and Volunteers express their deepest condolences to the family of The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We all grieve for the loss of such a great Justice and vocal advocate for the rights of the American people.