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Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement:

“On behalf of the Department of Justice, I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Justice Ginsburg led one of the great lives in the history of American law.  She was a brilliant and successful litigator, an admired court of appeals judge, and a profoundly influential Supreme Court Justice.  For all her achievements in those roles, she will perhaps be remembered most for inspiring women in the legal profession and beyond.  She and I did not agree on every issue, but her legal ability, personal integrity, and determination were beyond doubt.  She leaves a towering legacy, and all who seek justice mourn her loss.”  

Updated September 18, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-964