CLC Staff Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, An Advocate for Democracy

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Close up shot of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a public appearance hosted by the Museum of the City of New York at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York, NY, USA on December 15, 2018. Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

In memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asked some of its staff to share their reflections on Justice Ginsburg: what she meant to them, how she fought for democracy, and what she did to advance equal rights for all. 

Justice Ginsburg understood that democracy works best when the voices of all Americans are protected in our political process. 

CLC Legal Fellow Valencia Richardson shared her memory of Justice Ginsburg coming to speak to her class at Georgetown Law. 

CLC Vice President Paul Smith, who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 21 times, including before Justice Ginsburg, remarked, “She was one of the greatest Americans... for all that she contributed to justice in this country.”  

CLC Legal Fellow Simone Leeper reminded us that we should stay energized to keep fighting the fights that Justice Ginsburg was passionate about: for justice, for democracy, for equal rights for all. 

CLC Legal Counsel, Voting Rights, Jonathan Diaz will remember Justice Ginsburg as a defender of voting rights and the democratic process. 

CLC Senior Director, Voting Rights and Redistricting, Gerry Hebert, shared his experience with two cases he was involved with that were decided by the Supreme Court, and he reflected on the example that Justice Ginsburg set, which he says we should follow. 

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