Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane expresses its condolences to the family of justice Ginsburg, a caring and intellectually powerful woman.
As a justice, lawyer, and teacher she stood for the principles that enhanced the civil rights of women and men of all color, rights of equal pay between the sexes, the rights to healthcare and the basic rights of criminal defendants.
Justice Ginsburg knew what it was to be a women in a male dominated profession and as a law student, lawyer and aspiring judge in the fifties sixties and seventies as only the second women appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
There will be only one Justice Ginsburg, but she certainly was a beacon for all women lawyers. MHTL is proud to second her unquestioned legal accomplishments and her example as what can be accomplished in her professional lifetime as a lawyer.
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