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File #: 20-6574   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/12/2020
Posting Language: Resolution in the spirit of equal justice for all honoring the life and legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. [Andrew Segovia, City Attorney]
Attachments: 1. CCR CM Viagran - A Resolution of the City of San Antonio Honoring the Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2. Draft Resolution, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Resolution 2020-11-12-0050R
Related files: 20-6573

DEPARTMENT: City Attorney’s Office                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Andy Segovia, City Attorney

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Resolution honoring the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This item will approve a Resolution honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 27-year tenure on the United States Supreme Court. 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 87. Justice Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman and second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 after serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since her appointment in 1980.  During her 27-year tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg was known as a champion for civil liberties, gender equality, and women’s rights and health. 

 

ISSUE:

 

City Council has honored other national figures in prior actions. 

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

City Council could find other ways to honor the late Justice Ginsburg or could choose to not honor her.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no fiscal impact associated with this item

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends City Council approve a Resolution honoring Justice Ginsburg as a champion for civil liberties, gender equality, and women’s rights.