Ruth Bader Ginsburg Awarded $1 Million 'Thinkers' Prize.
The 86-year-old Supreme Court Justice was awarded the 2019 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture.
The prestigious award is bestowed to "thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world." .
Throughout her career, Ginsburg has used the law to advance ethical and philosophical principles of equality and human rights as basic tenets of the USA.
, Nicolas Berggruen, Berggruen Institute Chairman, via 'USA Today'.
Her contributions have shaped our way of life and way of thinking and have demonstrated to the world the importance of the rule of law in disabling discrimination, Nicolas Berggruen, Berggruen Institute Chairman, via 'USA Today'.
Jurors for the prize hailed Ginsburg's "grit and determination, brains, courage, compassion and a fiery commitment to justice.".
The cultural icon was praised for her realization "that a democracy thrives to the extent that it provides every citizen equal footing to achieve their dreams.".
Ginsburg is the fourth recipient of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture