It has been reported that Ruth Bader Ginsburg left her assets to her kids, but what truly cemented her as the generous woman that we know her to be, is the fact that she included her housekeeper in the will too.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left behind an untouchable legacy.
And the latest news we found out about her has just cemented her as one of the all-time greats.
Now, since the announcement of her death on September 18th, the world has not been the same.
via: GettyWe lost a true legend.
As one would expect, Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't have the easiest ride.
via: GettyShe was brought up in a life filled with tragedy.
Her big sister died when she was just a baby...
And her mom, who was her biggest source of encouragement when she was growing up, died when she was in high school.
But regardless of these heartaches...
She later transferred to Columbia Law School...
via: GettyAnd after her graduation, she turned to academia. Ginsburg was a professor at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law School, teaching civil procedure as one of the few women in her field.
But this doesn't mean life was smooth sailing for the young woman...
She faced a lot of rejection in law due to her gender and the fact that not many women worked in the field at the time.
But in 1970, she co-founded the Women's Rights Law Reporter...
via: GettyAnd this was the first law journal in the US to focus exclusively on women's rights.
In 1972, Ginsburg co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
via: GettyShe was the project's general counsel in 1973. The Women's Rights Project and related ACLU projects participated in over 300 gender discrimination cases by 1974.
As the director of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, she argued 6 gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court between 1973 and 1976...
She won 5 of these cases, and rather than asking the court to end all gender discrimination at once, Ginsburg charted a strategic course - taking aim at specific discriminatory statutes and building on each successive victory.
Legal scholars and advocates credit Ginsburg's body of work with making significant legal advances for women under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution...
via: GettyAnd taken together, Ginsburg's legal victories discouraged legislatures from treating women and men differently under the law.
In 1980, Ginsburg was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
She was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 18, 1980, and received her commission later that day. Her service terminated on August 9, 1993, however, due to her elevation to the United States Supreme Court.
President Bill Clinton then nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1993...
via: GettyClinton was reportedly looking to increase the court's diversity, which Ginsburg did as the first Jewish justice since the 1969 resignation of Justice Abe Fortas. She was the second-ever female justice and the first Jewish female justice.
She worked tirelessly for the rights of women during her career...
And she famously spoke out about the subject of abortion in 2009, saying that "the government has no business making that choice for a woman."
Over the following years, she earned herself the nickname "The Notorious R.B.G"...
This was in reference to the rapper, The Notorious B.I.G, and this was also due to her firey liberal dissents and her refusal to step down.
In more recent times, Ginsburg became a published author.
Her first book, My Own Words, was published in 2016 and it quickly debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover nonfiction at twelve.
Ginsburg was also an avid supporter of the #MeTooMovement...
via: GettyAnd reflected on her own experiences with gender discrimination and sexual harassment, including a time when a chemistry professor at Cornell unsuccessfully attempted to trade her exam answers for sex.
But last year, Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital after contracting an infection...
via: GettyAnd her admirable life tragically came to an end.
The tragic news...
According to the Washington Post, the Supreme Court announced that the Associate Justice passed of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age eighty-seven on the 18th of September 2020.
People from all around the world sent in floods of tributes and warm messages in Ginsburg's honor...
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”— Jeanette JOY Fisher ☮️ (@JeanetteJoy) May 23, 2021
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg
It's clear how her hard work will touch generations to come, and just 4 months before her first death anniversary, we've recently found out about another move that has reflected her kindness and generosity - the former judge has left everything she owns to her children and her housekeeper.
And of course, the move has resonated well with fans who were glad she included the housekeeper in her will.
TMZ obtained a copy of the late Supreme Court Justice's will which stated how her $6 million estate would be split off.
Most of it is left to her 2 kids, Jane and James, and it includes (but is not limited to) cars, furniture, books, art, sculptures, paintings, photographs, silver, porcelain, jewelry, and clothes.
Elizabeth Salas, her housekeeper, was the third person mentioned in the will and received approximately $40,000 in cash.
She reportedly worked for the judge for around twenty-two years.
This breakdown did not include any of her private funds, which have yet to be split among her loved ones.
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