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File #: 200505    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/24/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/1/2020
Title: Honoring the life and legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her instrumental legal career, service to the United States of America, and her relentless work to challenge gender discrimination and ensure equal protections for all Americans.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Thomas
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20050500, 2. Signature20050500
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Honoring the life and legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her instrumental legal career, service to the United States of America, and her relentless work to challenge gender discrimination and ensure equal protections for all Americans.

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WHEREAS, The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1933 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and went on to receive her law degree from Columbia Law School; and

WHEREAS, On June 23, 1954, Justice Ginsburg married Martin ("Marty") Ginsburg who she met on a blind date while attending Cornell University. Justice Ginsburg and her husband had two children together, including Jane Carol Ginsburg and James Steven Ginsburg. Marty and Ruth's marriage was to be admired as they supported one another through many trials including serious illnesses. Marty advocated tirelessly for Justice Ginsburg to be nominated to the Supreme Court and remained her strongest champion through the end of his life; and

WHEREAS, After serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court from 1959 to 1961, Justice Ginsburg worked as a research associate and associate director of the Columbia Law School's Project on International Procedure, a Professor of Law at Rutgers University, and served as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California; and

WHEREAS, Justice Ginsburg served as an essential leader for the Women's Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU"), and served as the General Counsel from 1973 to 1980 and as a National Board of Director from 1974 to 1980; and

WHEREAS, While working with the ACLU, Justice Ginsburg persistently argued for an end to the use of differential treatment based on gender and her efforts led to structural changes that reduced gender discrimination for Americans everywhere; and

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