Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died a year ago on September 18, 2021. Her death shook the nation, and it shook me. We were in the middle of collaborating on a book together.
Just as the remarkable life she lived, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, sparked a mix of awe, appreciation and political controversy. And the coming days will provide much of the same: a celebration of the life of a trailblazing legal giant who served for many as the nation’s moral compass, and at the same time, a fierce partisan battle over the appropriate timing of choosing Bader Ginsburg’s successor.