The Passing Of R.B.G.


Chello Gardner, Journalist

On September 18, 2020 the Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Badger Ginsburg, passed away due to cancer. The late Ginsburg also known as “The Notorious R.B.G.” dedicated and served 27 years of her life as a justice on the highest court in this country. When she was nominated to the court by former president Bill Clinton, she began fighting for things like women’s rights and lgbtq+ rights. One of the most famous cases she served on was Obergefell v. Hodges, this case granted same-sex couples the right to marry in the U.S.

One student here at Arlington High School, stated “It’s so sad to hear that someone that basically helped shape our country into what it is today has passed away. Ruth was so inspiring because she fought for what she believed in and used her platform as a Supreme Court justice to speak out for what she believed in. She never let anyone or anything get in her way.”

Ginsberg was the second female to be nominated and serve on Supreme Court leaving quite the legacy behind her for not only this generation but for generations ahead.