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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2020
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JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

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Statement from Interim Commissioner Betty A. Rosa, Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown and the Board of Regents on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is truly devastating. Justice Ginsburg was more than an inspirational litigator, she was one of the greatest advocates for justice and equality that our country has ever known.  She fought tenaciously and did so with determination and grace. She was a hero to many and gave a voice to girls and women everywhere. 

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known for her powerful and influential dissents and opinions as a Supreme Court Justice, many of which bolstered the precedent that all men and women are created equal.

“We must and we will honor her legacy by continuing to fight for every child in New York to have access to a high-quality education, regardless of where they come from or where they live.”