The Notorious "RBG" has left this Earth, leaving a large gap to be filled in the legal heart and soul of our society. As Puff Daddy will miss the Notorious "BIG," I'll be missing RBG with every breath, step and move I make in court and elsewhere. RBG was a trailblazer for women's rights, equal rights, equal pay, rights for disabled persons, LGBTQ rights, marriage equality, and environmental protection.
RBG was a strong, independent woman who provided significant service to this nation for over two decades. She brought strength, dignity and forceful vitality to each opinion and dissent she wrote.
What will happen now to RBG's legacy? RBG famously said "Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." I know I will continue to try to live up to this sage advice. I will try to fight for continued improvement in the justice system; for equal rights for ALL, not just some; for better care and treatment for children in the system; and for our democratic principles, which seem to continually be eroded.
I hope I can do so in the spirit guided by RBG's quote - "in a way that will lead others to join me," as I would like to effect as much change as I can rather than promote more division.