Ginsburg Gratitude Inspires D.C.’s Young and Old: A Photo Essay

Daughter. Student. Marty. Wife. Columbia Law Graduate. Pregnant. Discrimination. Determination. Dissent. Clerkship. Professor. Mother. Gathering Storm. ACLU. Women’s Rights. Men’s Rights. People’s Rights. RBG. Supreme Court Advocate. Genius Strategist. Jurist. Supreme Court Justice. Grandmother. VMI. Antonin. Opera. Cancer. Widow. Dissenter in Chief. Rockstar. Celebrity. Notorious RBG. Enduring. Legacy. Mortal.

Thank you. Rest In Peace.

People pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Photography by Eli Meir Kaplan for Lawdragon.


"As a woman who also wants to go to law school, she was a pioneer for so many women in this profession and she also fought really hard to secure our rights and the rights of people who have been historically oppressed under the law. It means a lot to me that she devoted her career to helping women and people of color and people who have historically been marginalized."

-- Kayla Matthews, law student




"I’m giving honor to our first female Supreme Court Justice, and beautiful person—rights for women, just all around good person. We’re here to support her. We’re concerned about women’s rights, equal wages, especially women of color because we’re the last to get any recognition."

-- Trinette Chase, Ms. Senior America District of Columbia 2019-2020


"First and foremost I thought that she was a remarkable presence advocating for civil rights, for social justice, not only in her career in SCOTUS, but the entirety of her career in the legal profession including her work in the circuit courts. Additionally her relationship with Justice Scalia spoke to her capacity to work across the aisle and to build common ground interpersonally among people she disagreed with, which I think is something very much lacking in this current political discourse."

-- Joseph Person


"I just really appreciate everything she’s done for us as a people in specifically fighting for equality for women in the U.S. I think that her passing teaches us to always support, respect, and appreciate the people who still every day fight for humanity and fight for a better world. There are so many opportunities I may not have been able to have if we didn’t have people like her who fought for people like me to walk into certain spaces. I appreciate that the most."

-- Brittney Pratt, medical student at GW