The Center for Justice Research is saddened to hear of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of criminal justice reform.
September 19, 2020
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HOUSTON, TX (September 19, 2020) - The Center for Justice Research is saddened to hear of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of criminal justice reform.
Ginsburg was an icon for women everywhere after succeeding in a male-dominated field and ascending to the highest court in America. During her tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsberg exercised compassion and protection to and for vulnerable people who were frequently denied their civil liberties.
Justice Ginsberg fought tirelessly for the rights of all Americans with her passionate dissents and bold opinions. Her legacy epitomizes the America we should all strive toward.
May all criminal justice reformers carry Justice Ginsberg’s fiery passion to create a more just world. For a woman who gave us so much, may we also honor her dying wish by giving every American a voice in this election and filling her Court seat after casting our votes this November.
No matter our future battles, let us all carry the fighting spirit of Justice Ginsburg.
Justice Ginsburg's Most Notable Supreme Court Opinions
- Florida v. J.L., 529 U.S. 266 (2000) (Terry Stops)
- Alabama v. Shelton, 535 U.S. 654 (2002) (Right to counsel)
- Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 (2002) (Right to a jury trial and capital punishment)
- Kimbrough v. United States, 552 U.S. 85 (2007) (Crack vs. powder cocaine sentencing)
- Florida v. Powell, 559 U.S. 50 (2010) (Miranda warnings)
- Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. 647 (2011) (Confrontation Clause)
- Perry v. New Hampshire, 565 U.S. 228 (2012) (Eyewitness Identifications)
- District of Columbia v. Wesby (2018) (Qualified Immunity)
- Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019) (Excessive Fines)
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR JUSTICE RESEARCH
The Center, founded in January 2018, is located on Texas Southern’s campus in Houston’s historic Third Ward, the city’s oldest African-American community. Houston has the third-largest criminal justice system in America. CJR offers a pipeline for CJR researchers to investigate and find solutions in a complex criminal justice system.The Center for Justice Research is committed to creating justice reform-oriented solutions for the reduction of mass incarceration by connecting and applying academic thought to practical challenges. As a university-level research center, the Center for Justice Research provides a culturally responsive approach to mass incarceration and to criminal justice reform. Our targeted research advances data-driven solutions by supporting innovation, collecting committed reformers, compelling policy arguments and engendering broad consensus amongst community stakeholders.