Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
“I’m very saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Ginsburg. While she is best known for her advocacy of justice and equality, her friendships with people with whom she disagreed, including Justice Antonin Scalia, served as a reminder of her unique character demonstrating that people can passionately disagree on issues with respect.
“I send my condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family as our nation pays tribute to her extraordinary life of service.”
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.