A public event honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and work is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today – Sunday, Sept. 20 – at Tiguex Park near Old Town. Organizers ask that attendees wear masks and maintain social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions.
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a titan of justice, a trailblazing force for good. She is irreplaceable.”
— U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.
“Justice Ginsburg was a champion for women — and all Americans — and an icon whose legacy will endure.”
— U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
“Justice Ginsburg inspired so many young girls to dream big and opened the doors of opportunity to countless women in the legal profession. Her brilliance and light was a force in the courtroom and on the bench. Her legacy will live on through the millions of people whose lives became better because of her life’s work.”
— U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to advancing justice for all.”
— U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M.
“Justice Ginsburg was an extraordinary jurist, a sharp dissenter, and an inspiration to millions of Americans. She has left an indelible mark on our nation through her groundbreaking work on the Court, and her legacy will live on through her sound and just decisions.”
— U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American hero who throughout her prolific career as a lawyer and jurist evinced the best of our country’s founding ideals. She charted and herself lived an American course toward equal representation and empowerment for women. She was a champion of civil rights.
— Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
“The New Mexico Supreme Court is saddened by the passing of one of the great jurists of our time and a national treasure. Throughout her career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened doors for gender equality across this country, including New Mexico. She dedicated her life to the principle of equal justice under the law. She was recognized by the National Constitution Center on Thursday, which was Constitution Day, for advancing liberty and equality for all. Justice Ginsburg will always be remembered as a champion of the rule of law.”
— New Mexico
Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil
“America has painfully lost a true champion for equal rights, a giant who as a lawyer shaped the law to protect those most vulnerable and as a jurist who ensured fairness and justice for all.”
— New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
“A champion for justice, she broke through countless barriers in her pursuit of equity and inclusion. She was a people’s champion, leaving a legacy that will be impossible to replace.”
— Albuquerque Mayor
“We lost a champion for so many New Mexicans and Americans. People across our nation are remembering and honoring Justice Ginsburg’s long legacy of principled leadership and distinguished service.”
— Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Marg Elliston
“Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer and a true trailblazer on the Supreme Court. Our nation has lost a jurist of great stature who helped shape our nation on many difficult issues and on many social fronts. While she may not have held conservative positions on the High Court, she is a testament to what’s good on the bench — she had courage, a will to do what she felt was right and a desire to move our nation forward.”
— Republican Party of New Mexico Chair Steve Pearce