Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be honored on a new postage stamp


The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be honored with a new postage stamp in 2023, the US Postal Service announced Monday.

Ginsburg, a liberal member of the Supreme Court who died in 2020 at age 87, will be featured on a permanent stamp that shows an oil painting of her “facing the viewer in a black judicial gown with an intricate white collar,” the USPS said. in a statement Such necklaces became an iconic part of the justice’s wardrobe.

“Beginning as an activist lawyer to combat gender discrimination, Justice Ginsburg became a respected jurist whose landmark majority opinions on equality and strong dissent from controversial social justice rulings made her a passionate advocate for equal justice and an icon of American culture,” it notes. he said

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The USPS hasn’t announced when the stamp will come out next year, and on Monday they unveiled other stamps along with Ginsburg. The perpetual stamp costs 60 cents today.

Other justices have appeared on the stamps in the past, including the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American member of the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and before her death, served for years as a leading member of the court’s liberal wing, consistently casting progressive votes on today’s most sensitive social issues, including abortion rights. same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.

His death caused grief among progressives, and among his last memorials, a bronze statue of him was unveiled last year in his hometown of Brooklyn.