The sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. released an official statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday.
Read their full statement that was posted to their official Instagram page below:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® and its more than 300,000 members worldwide mourn the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Nominated by former President Bill Clinton, Justice Ginsburg joined the Court more than 27 years ago, as only the second woman to serve, and leaves a legacy of championing equal treatment under the law, for all people, especially women. Prior to her initial appointment to the federal bench in 1980 and as a staunch defender of women’s health and civil rights, Justice Ginsburg litigated sex discrimination cases for the American Civil Liberties Union and served as its general counsel from 1973-1980. She also served on the law school faculty at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law School.
A true student of the United States Constitution, Justice Ginsburg forever changed and shaped American jurisprudence and its impact on American society, particularly to minority and marginalized communities. In tribute to Justice Ginsburg and given the current state of affairs in America, it is critical that all Americans exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. The President of the United Stated and United States Senators, now or in the not so distant future, will directly impact who Justice Ginsburg’s replacement will be. As Justice Ginsburg said, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Justice Ginsburg was a legal giant and leaves a legacy of pursuing justice for all. We hope that her replacement will continue that legacy.