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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

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Introducing the first full life — private, public, legal, philosophical — of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates. In this large, comprehensive, revelatory biography, Jane De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg's passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect.

From Ruth's days as a baton twirler at Brooklyn's James Madison High School; to being a law professor at Rutgers University (one of the few women in the field and fighting pay discrimination), hiding her second pregnancy so as not to risk losing her job; to her years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and her years on the Supreme Court, this is the story of a pioneering life and legal career whose profound mark on American jurisprudence, on American society, on our American character and spirit, will reverberate deep into the twenty-first century and beyond.

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"Meticulously researched, comprehensive ... Ginsburg's career is skillfully placed within the context of American social and political history ... a sophisticated analysis of the justice's thinking on constitutional change, reproductive rights, gender equality, and affirmative action." -- Marie M. Mullaney, Library Journal

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Recommended Age Adults
Author Jane Sherron de Hart
ISBN 1400040485
Publication Date Oct 16, 2018
Publisher Knopf
Language English