Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks Statement Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 25, 2020
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WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement after participating in the ceremony preceding the lying-in state of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the United States Capitol:

“As a young woman who began the practice of law in 1985, I have always been grateful the path Justice Ginsburg paved for women like me. Today, I had the honor of paying my respects to the first woman ever to lie in state in the United States Capitol. It was humbling to participate in the beautiful and powerful ceremony honoring her life. Ms. Denyce Graves sang the American Anthem written by Nora Jones, with words that were perfectly sang, ‘America, America I gave my best to you.’ Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer and changed the laws in America to ensure justice for women. She fought for state-funded schools to admit women, for women to be able to sign a mortgage on their own, and for the protection of pregnant women in the workplace, among many other accomplishments. I am fortunate to have practiced law in the same era Justice Ginsburg sat on the United States Supreme Court. Outlined on the wall of her Supreme Court chamber reads a message of the book of Deuteronomy, ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue’. Her legacy fighting for justice will never be forgotten.”