Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not come to play.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the Supreme Court Justice has served on the highest court for nearly 25 times. Ginsburg was the second woman to be appointed to the court and has served with difference, proving herself to be a outspoken proponent for workers rights, civil rights, gender equality, and the breakup of church and state.
Fans( yes, justices can have super dedicated fans ) look up Ginsburg for her intelligence, rapier-wit, heroism, strength, and even her way sense.( Dig her imitated but never replicated dissent collar .) There are T-shirts, necklaces, dolls, and a coloring volume in her honor.
As the children say, she’s a badass.
And at 84, while many of her peers have been retired for decades, Ginsburg presents no signs of slowing down.
In fact, Ginsburg only revealed a subtle, yet pointed “Ginsburn” to the Trump administration.
Trump has long been a vocal critic of Ginsburg, even tweeting in 2016, “Her mind is shot — resign! “( It’s probably no accident that only prior, Ginsburg called then candidate Trump a “faker” for not liberating his tax returns .)
Were she to heed Trump’s advice, Ginsburg’s retirement would free up another coveted lifetime seat on the Supreme Court, which the Trump administration would surely try to fill with someone more aligned with their political faith. In November, Trump even shared a list of conservative judges already in the running for his future Supreme court pickings.
But Ginsburg’s move signals to Trump and anyone else in the wings, that she’s not “re going away”.
Not merely is she staying around, Ginsburg’s voice is more important than ever.
A levelheaded jurist like Ginsburg furnishes a much-needed check on the Trump administration’s pointed attacks on immigrants, civil right, and some of the basic doctrines of the constitution.
In it for the long haul, Ginsburg, a two-time cancer survivor, has been celebrated for keeping her body and head in peak situationby working with a personal trainer, and insists she’ll stay in the job as long as she’s able.
However long the notorious RBG serves, she’ll likely have generations of supporters applauding her on( and building Trump stew in the process ).