Dec 20, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored in Philadelphia Thursday night, where she was inducted into the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Only in America Hall of Fame.
“She led the fight in the courts for gender equality,” said Nina Totenberg, a longtime friend of Ginsburg who also covers the U.S. Supreme Court for NPR.
She described the 5-foot-one-inch legal firebrand as a woman who changed the laws that impact women’s rights.
The former Rutgers Law professor’s barrier-breaking, skillful, legal arguments helped reshape the laws that initially kept women in the home, unable to participate in commerce or pursue equal education and civil status.
“I hope in all the years I have the good fortune to serve on the bench on the Supreme Court of the United States, I will have the strength and the courage to remain steadfast in the service of that demand,” she said.
Ginsburg, who has beat cancer more than once, had recent health scares, but she appeared strong during her visit to Philadelphia.
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