September 18, 2020

Watson Coleman Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement upon on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“I am heartbroken to learn that we’ve lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a giant, contributing to legal scholarship for over half a century from her time as a law professor at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law School. She was an advocate for women’s rights, and a living legend of women’s leadership.

“Justice Ginsburg was one of the greatest lawyers of her generation, fundamentally changing the way the law interacted with gender. Her strength and fire inspired millions of women, across careers, backgrounds, and generations, giving them a model for breaking through barriers of all kinds. And both her legal work and opinions from the highest court have offered millions opportunities they may never have otherwise been given.    

"That we’ve lost this light as we mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Jews in America and around the world look to the year ahead, makes her passing all the more poignant. This is a moment of mourning for our country. My husband and I will hold Justice Ginsburg and her family in our prayers.”