Supreme Court of North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley reflected on the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an interview with ABC11.
Beasley called Ginsburg a trailblazer.
“She was able to amass a following of people who weren’t even lawyers and who were able to understand because her work and her personhood transcended the Supreme Court,” Beasley said.
Ginsburg came by Raleigh last year to speak at Meredith College. Beasley recalls the event and the energy that Ginsburg brought to the lecture.
“There were hundreds of women who were so excited, and there was such energy in the air for her presence and for her presentation,” Beasley told ABC11.
Despite her short stature, Beasley says, Ginsburg’s “bravery and perseverance, despite the waves of opposition through the decades, made Justice Ginsburg stand taller than anyone,” ABC11 reports.