Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is saddened by the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an inspirational figure who rose to the top of the legal profession with strong convictions and unwavering determination. Ginsburg’s enduring legacy is that she was a trailblazer who stood up for equality in all its forms. She upheld our democracy and its ideals, repeatedly standing with voters seeking to exercise their rights and litigants seeking to remove discriminatory barriers standing in their way.
Ginsburg’s passing comes at a critical moment when American democracy is at risk from actors who seek to undermine the legitimacy of elections and use the legal system to disenfranchise voters. Without Ginsburg’s steady presence on the court, voting rights advocates will have to work twice as hard to protect elections and ensure they are free and fair. We will do so in her memory.