Meghan Markle calls RBG “ Justice of Courage ” because it honors the “ incomparable ” SCOTUS icon after her death and says she has been “ an inspiration to me since I was a girl ”
- Markle praised Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a statement on Saturday
- She said late justice has been “an inspiration to me since I was a girl”
- Ginsburg died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87
Meghan Markle hailed the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a “judge of courage”.
“With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as an intelligent woman, brave justice, and a person of profound conviction,” Markle said in a statement to the media.
She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.
Markle, 39, currently lives in Los Angeles with Prince Harry and their son Archie, after the couple stepped down from their senior royals in March and moved to North America.
Meghan Markle (seen in 2018) praised the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her a “judge of courage”
Markle said: “ With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as an intelligent woman, a brave judge, and a person of profound conviction.
Ginsburg, the second woman judge ever to be appointed to the Supreme Court, is a widely recognized feminist icon.
Prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court, Ginsberg had defended six gender equality cases before the court.
Markle was just one of many voices raised to praise the late justice.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris, and her husband Douglas Imhoff, joined the crowd outside the stairs of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday morning.
Harris wrote in a tweet with a picture of the visit that Ginsburg was “a giant – an uncompromising advocate of justice and a legal mind throughout the ages”.
Others on the steps of the Supreme Court hold candles, flowers, banners, and young children. Some showed up in running and cycling clothing, at a detour from their morning workouts.
Ginsburg, 87, died Friday night after a battle with pancreatic cancer, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to expand the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court at a time of deep divisions in America, as the presidential election approaches.
Mourners ushered in Ginsburg’s pioneering legal profession and voiced grim concerns about the country’s future.
Actress Jennifer Lopez wrote on Instagram, “ I’m heartbroken. “She was a true champion of gender equality and was a strong woman for me and all the young girls in the world.”