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Courtesy of Jennifer Joanis

A few years before Barack Obama’s famous trip to Alaska, the state had another visitor from the capital. She left quite an impression.

“She gave this amazing lecture which I have remembered to this day about the power of dissent and the role of dissenting opinions,” said Jennifer Wells, a Kenai Superior Court judge. “And it’s something I’d never really given any thought to.”

The speaker was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She delivered an address at the Alaska Bar Association Convention in Anchorage back in 2008.

Ginsburg, a beloved Supreme Court justice and staunch advocate for women’s rights, died Friday. She was 87.