Ruth Bader Ginsburg Family Extremely Offended By Award Ceremony

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( – The family of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a statement released by The Washington Post in which they have criticized the RBG Award honorees for this year. 

The Dwight D. Opperman Foundation has announced the honorees which include several conservative billionaires, including Elong Musk and Rupert Murdoch. As the Ginsburg family noted in the statement the selection was an “affront” to the Ginsburg’s memory. Originally the award was created to recognize “women of distinction.” 

While the family did not specifically mention any of the honorees they did note in the statement that the foundation had moved away from what the award’s original mission was and what the late Justice had stood for. They added that the legacy she had left behind was one of commitment to justice and to the idea that “equal citizenship stature” should be available to all people under the United States Constitution.

The late justice’s family argued that she had been an important voice for women’s empowerment and equality and a big advocate of women having control over their bodies.

Ginsburg’s former clerk Trevor Morrison, who is a New York University School of Law former dean, wrote to the chair of the foundation arguing that he had found the honorees list to be “deeply worrisome” and that the people that had been selected did not exhibit any of the values that the late Justice had been known for. 

Originally the award, which had been established in 2020 was meant to only be focused on the recognition of women. However, this year a number of the honorees are men. 

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