Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Great Equalizer
The New Yorker
This obituary considers the noteworthy career of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on September 18, 2020, after serving on the Supreme Court for 27 years. Ginsberg is most noted for her role in advancing gender equality, but her broad commitment to equality under the law was evidenced by her sharp dissent when the majority of the Court voted to weaken the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Lepoore quotes from Ginsberg's dissenting opinion, “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes, is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” Lepore credits her with having done more than any other single person, aside from Thurgood Marshall, to promote the cause of equality under the law. Click on the link above to read the article.
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