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By Ken Stern 

Crowd honors Ginsburg, rallies for future

100+ at Mount Vernon courthouse square Saturday


September 23, 2020

RUTH BADER GINSBURG, MARCH 15, 1933-SEPT. 18, 2020 – Alix Foster, now a retired lawyer, recalled the influence Ginsberg had on gender equity law from the early 1970s. “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!” Mother Jones told miners in 1925. Those sentiments were expressed again Friday night on the steps of Skagit County courthouse. – Photo by Ken Stern

As they did all across the country, women, their daughter and sons, and men gathered Saturday evening to pay tribute and recognize the ground breaking importance of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsuerg in their lives and in the future of the country. The 100-plus people who came to the 7 p.m. vigil at the Skagit County courthouse on Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon, with its makeshift memorial on the steps mimicking, scaled down, the sentiments spoken by those at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Friday of met...

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