Women’s Inequality Has Been Maintained by Force of Law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew This.

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A Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural in Washington, D.C. (tedeytan / Creative Commons)

An unwavering warrior, fearlessly on the side of women, has died.   

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on September 18 must be understood as the transition of both an intellectual luminary and an indefatigable foot soldier for human rights, civil liberties, women’s equality and civil rights. She was both a lover of opera and a scrappy civil libertarian.  She praised Justice Thurgood Marshall during her confirmation hearings and learned and worked alongside one of the most brilliant civil rights leaders, Dr. Pauli Murray.  

An untiring legal champion of women’s equality, Justice Ginsburg and her jurisprudence will surely be the subject of sustained legal interpretation and analysis in the years to come.

Of particular note, she powerfully articulated what the threat to reproductive…

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