Santa Barbara Women's Organizations honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Source: Women's March Santa Barbara

A vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Saturday evening brought 300 people out (masked and socially distanced) to the Santa Barbara Courthouse, with many more joining via live-stream.  Speakers at the event, including CA Representative Monique Limon, highlighted the importance of Justice Ginsburg's accomplishments and how to continue her critical work for human rights.  

The Vigil included a memorial area with roses and candles, and projection of images of RBG on the Courthouse wall, and was organized by Women's March Santa Barbara, Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund, and Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee, to join with others nationally to honor Justice Ginsburg.  

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of a kind. A fighter, a pioneer, a legal genius--a legend. We stand in gratitude for her and her work, and we are getting ready to fight to protect that legacy, our rights, and our journey toward collective liberation.

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blackvelvet Sep 22, 2020 05:33 PM
Santa Barbara Women's Organizations honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Since 1789, there have only been 459 female judges appointed to the federal bench versus 3325 male judges. The first woman to be appointed to any federal judicial position was in 1908 to the U.S. Customs Court. It then took another 26 years for another woman to appointed to the federal judiciary in 1934. Ginsburg was born in 1933.

It wasn't until Gerald Ford that there were even 10 women to ever serve as federal judges, so I don't think this point is as strong as you think.

blackvelvet Sep 22, 2020 05:33 PM
Santa Barbara Women's Organizations honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Since 1789, there have only been 459 female judges appointed to the federal bench versus 3325 male judges. The first woman to be appointed to any federal judicial position was in 1908 to the U.S. Customs Court. It then took another 26 years for another woman to appointed to the federal judiciary in 1934. Ginsburg was born in 1933.

It wasn't until Gerald Ford that there were even 10 women to ever serve as federal judges, so I don't think this point is as strong as you think.

Babycakes Sep 23, 2020 08:43 AM
Santa Barbara Women's Organizations honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RIP Justice Ginsburg. Thank you for your service and helping everyone, especially women. I was talking to my brother (a complete "Trumper") and I said that the next justice should be selected AFTER the next presidential election. Of course, he disagreed. This morning, he sent me an email with the Subject being "Neener-Neener-Neeeeener!" and a link to an article explaining just how we got here. The article, in part, said: "In 2013, <Harry> Reid invoked the “nuclear option,” a historic move that changed a long-standing Senate rule, dropping the number of votes needed to overcome a filibuster from 60 to a simple majority for executive appointments and most judicial nominations — a decision he justified because of trouble getting through court confirmations in the latter half of the Obama Administration. At the time, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republicans warned Reid that he would regret implementing the nuclear option." Of course we can all look back and agree that Reid's decision was poorly thought out.

biguglystick Sep 23, 2020 09:35 PM
Santa Barbara Women's Organizations honored Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A huge stunning loss for democracy. Just gutting. Women everywhere will have to FIGHT even harder to keep our reproductive rights. Mitch McConnell and his ugly gang of hypocrites would have us in the dark ages again. Thank you, RBG, for your service, your undeniable spirit and wisdom, for fighting for women and equality and fairness for everyone. The hypocrisy of the GOP is shameful and heinous.

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