I honor people, but I also honor institutions. For both of those reasons, I am headed to Washington, DC to pay my respects to Justice Ginsburg.
A Trip To DC To Say Goodbye to Justice Ginsburg
I published my reflections on the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Saturday. I maintain that no matter your preferred jurisprudence, it is clear Ginsburg served her country with integrity and fought valiantly for her conception of liberty and justice for all. Any jurist who is elevated to the U.S. Supreme Court is a jurist that Americans should respect, for we honor the Constitutional institution that stands as an important check on the Executive and Legislative branch.
While Ginsburg’s funeral is private, her casket will be on display on the Lincoln Catafalque on the portico of the Supreme Court building through Thursday evening. I intend to file by as a gesture of gratitude for her service.
Before you think I’ve revealed my partisan leanings, I did the same thing for Justice Antonin Scalia:
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And Justice William Rehnquist when I lived in the District in 2005:
Point is, I respect any justice who had made it this far. And I respect Justice Ginsburg. I look forward to returning to one of my favorite cities in the world.
Anyone else going to be in Washington this week?