There are moments in life where the world just suddenly stops and pauses to reflect for a moment; for us, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is one of those times.

The hearings leading up to her confirmation on the Supreme Court of the United States was arguably the last time that a confirmation had solely to do with qualifications. Her legacy as a Justice should set the standard for the future of the Supreme Court where she was well respected for her work and work ethic.

We could certainly discuss some of her contributions to case law and culture, but, for us, we are currently focusing on how she treated others during her career and life. Even those who did not agree with her decisions and dissents understand that she always did what she thought was right and did it in a respectful manner. Rumor has it that Justice Scalia, who often had a different thought process, was one of her closest friends. There is no stronger statement that can be made of how friendships based on mutual respect and interest in understanding someone else’s perspective.

We are not going to make any statement regarding whether we think President Trump and the Senate should move forward in nominating Justice Ginsberg’s successor; however, we offer this link to anyone seeking information on the appointment process, limitations and obligations regarding timing and appointment of a Justice:

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44235.pdf

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