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Justice Ginsburg: Equality's architect

On her 80th birthday, she should be honored for her innumerable contributions to women's (and men's) rights.

, The National Law Journal

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On her 80th birthday, she should be honored for her innumerable contributions to women's (and men's) rights.

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What's being said

  • Avon

    Thank you for this article!
    It has bits in it that I didn't know, despite making every effort since the 1970s to keep up with Ginsburg's career.

    Her valiant service at age 80, despite her health challenges and other loss or loneliness in her more recent years on the Court, are an example of citizenship and American heroism that we'd all be wise to recognize, value, and - to the extent possible - emulate.

  • Priscilla Ruth MacDougall

    She was a century great as a student (in high school and at the undergraduate level, then tying for first in her law school class at Columbia U), teacher and professor, as a lawyer and litigator, as a writer, as a judge,a justice, and as a person. WIthout her we would not have the legal rights as women that we do today. She battled and struck down seemingly insurmountable concrete laws with the sheer power of her incredible intellect and the support of her late husband Martin, her family, and those fighting the same fight.

    Reviewing the history of justices of the Supreme Court, it is clear that she was/ is one of the greatest in the Court's history, along with John Marshall,Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, William O. Douglas, William Brennan and a few others.

    She is needed more than ever today.

  • District 4 Director NAWJ

    I applaud Justice Ginsberg on her many outstanding accomplishments and paving the way for many women jurists and lawyers of today. Happy 80th birthday!

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