As a supreme court justice, Ginsburg interpreted the Constitution as a living document, an approach that has won marginalized groups rights they had been denied for generations.
CHICAGO, September 18, 2020—Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement today in response to word of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“Justice Ginsburg was an icon of the Supreme Court: courageous, brilliant, and unyielding in her support of the basic tenets of democracy and decency embedded in the Constitution. She began her career as a gifted advocate who devoted her formidable legal skills to the battle for women’s rights in the courts, winning cases that at last began to fully enfranchise women in the United States. As a supreme court justice, she interpreted the Constitution as a living document, an approach that has won marginalized groups rights they had been denied for generations. To honor her memory is to continue in the struggle for justice.
“It’s on us now to carry her legacy with us in our work to build a better world, even as we continue to confront the illegal and dangerous actions of the White House and its extremist allies.”