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September 21, 2020

Remembering Justice Ginsburg - A Light Extinguished

She was diminutive in size, but she was a giant in stature.
She was quiet, but her words spoke volumes.
She was deeply intellectual, but she spoke in words that all could understand.

    She was our light, but now the light is extinguished.

She walked in the highest of circles, but she never forgot her far less privileged background.
She forged friendships among colleagues, but she often dissented strongly from their opinions.
She wrote about life's great issues and conflicts, but she found escape in the great dramas of opera.

    She was our light, but now the light is extinguished.

She advocated for the rights of women, and she advocated for the rights of others whose rights were under attack.
She fought for health care for others, and she fought for people to marry those whom they loved, no matter what their sex.
She spoke of the importance of dissent, and she spoke of the need to disagree without being disagreeable.

    She was our light, but now the light is extinguished.

She spoke of the legacy that she wished to leave, saying "To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but for one's community."

    She was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she was our light but now the light is extinguished.

Her life and her accomplishments make certain that her memory will be for a blessing.

Mike Snyder, Chancellor
msnyder@adrdri.com
Chancellor@philabar.org

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