MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County officials are mourning the loss United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Our entire board is deeply saddened by the loss of Justice Ginsburg, and we join with our entire nation in mourning her passing but also honoring her incredible legacy. Justice Ginsburg was a woman of remarkable courage, character, intelligence and strength who inspired entire generations of women and young girls to pursue their dreams and accept nothing less than equal and fair treatment," the Burlington County Freeholder Board said.
"Her decisions, dissents and voice have had a profound impact, not just on our legal system and laws, but on our history and democracy. Put simply, we are a better and more just nation because of her moral courage and will," the Board continued. "We all owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude and can honor her best by continuing her pursuit for a more inclusive and just world. No matter the setback or the challenges, we will not rest until that dream is realized."
"Justice Ginsburg was a true trailblazer for women in the legal profession, and her steadfast dedication to her principles serves as a shining and enduring example for us all. May her memory be for a blessing," said the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School.
Ginsburg worked at the law school from 1963 to 1972, a period when it was at the forefront of the social justice movement.
Ginsburg died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 87.