ADL Mourns Loss of Trailblazing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York, NY, September 21, 2020 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) mourns the loss of trailblazing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the architect of the legal strategy that toppled some of the most egregious forms of sex discrimination.  Justice Ginsburg, a lifelong champion of civil rights and liberties as both a legal practitioner and jurist, was a national and cultural icon whose brilliance, passion and strength was an inspiration to all.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

We deeply mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer and judicial giant whose brilliance, passion and strength were an inspiration to all.

Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to advocating for a more equitable and just world. She was a true champion of civil rights, women’s rights and equal rights for all, and her legacy will endure for generations to come. May her memory always be for a blessing. 

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.