On Friday, September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away. Selected in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was only the second woman ever to serve on the bench. Her voice, her compassion, and her jurisprudence made her an exceptional Judge and a role model. Born in Brooklyn, New York Justice Ginsberg made her career as a gender equality and women’s rights lawyer. Her legacy will only be matched by her deeds, and this nation solemnly grieves her passing.

       In her passing Justice Ginsberg made it her dying wish that this moment not be turned into a political. On her deathbed she proclaim: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”  CBTU calls on this White House and Senate Republicans to honor and respect Justice Ginsberg’s last testament. A woman of her career, stature, and foresight deserves this respect, as well as this nation. Do not let her death become a mockery of our democracy. Do not let her passing be used as a political ploy to tamper with our institutions. Do not use the death of a civil rights icon as a cover to strip the rights of the people.

      Justice Ginsberg ruled and conducted herself by an ideology and morality that looked at American in its entirety and not just at the elite. Her voice on the bench provided balance and guidance, and her legacy will stand as a beacon of light for many young children to follow. CBTU honors and mourns the passing of the Notorious RBG. She was a judge of the people and for the people.