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Statement of Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


By - Sep 20th, 2020 07:28 am

Milwaukee, WI   (September 19th, 2020) Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas issued the following statement on the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“I join the world in mourning the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg was a champion and fighter for gender equality, women’s rights, civil rights, and the rights of all humanity. She enjoyed an accomplished and storied career long before ascending to the highest court in the land. Whether she was fighting for her opportunity to secure a clerkship or conducting extensive research on gender equality and pay equity for women, and authoring several works on the topics, or mapping out strategies to combat gender discrimination – sometimes including males as plaintiffs to demonstrate its harmful effects – Justice Ginsburg exhibited an acute ability to combine her intellect with skills and compassion that were unsurpassed by other legal scholars. Justice Ginsburg’s time on the bench reflected her love for the Constitution and rule of law and her ability to temper justice with mercy. She leaves a legacy of service for young men and women around the world to aspire to do something that she best described as ‘living life not for oneself but for one’s community.’ Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now elevated to the highest bench in heaven. May her rewards be many and her rest with the ancestors be in power and love.”

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