Supreme justice

The Postal Service will release its Ruth Bader Ginsburg stamp Oct. 2.

Ginsburg (1933-2020) was the 107th U.S. Supreme Court justice and the second woman on the court.

In a distinguished career that began as a lawyer fighting gender discrimination, Ginsburg blazed a trail in the late 1950s and 1960s — when there were few women in the legal profession, and those that were often faced discrimination.

Ginsburg’s reputation was characterized by her pragmatism and willingness to build consensus.

She authored several landmark opinions that advanced gender equality, and she became a respected voice for equal justice.

Ethel Kessler, an art director for USPS, designed the stamp with art by Michael J. Deas, based on a photograph by Philip Bermingham.

The Forever stamp will be available in sheets of 20 at Post Offices and usps.com.