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Council President's Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Council President's Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"She was irreplaceable. She will be missed."

BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, September 18, 2020) — Council President Brandon M. Scott released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an inspiration to me. She overcame sexism to advance equal rights for women and all Americans. During her tenure on the Court she served as a bulwark against discrimination and for equal protection for all. Justice Ginsburg protected a woman’s right to choose, saved Title IX, struck down laws and policies that excluded women, protected the Affordable Care Act, affirmed gay marriage, and advanced civil liberties. She was irreplaceable. She will be missed. Her seat must remain empty until the next President nominates her successor.”

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