Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. on the Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 18, 2020

“We mourn the passing of an extraordinary New Yorker and pioneering legal giant whose fierce advocacy for the rule of law, gender equality, and the rights of historically marginalized people transformed our profession, our justice system, and our society. As a litigator, professor, and jurist, Justice Ginsburg eviscerated outdated, gender-based status quos with intellect, courage, and grace. Her jurisprudence enshrined equal opportunity and challenged our nation to recognize the fundamental dignity of all people, and we owe her a tremendous debt.”