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On Friday, September 18th, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the U.S Supreme Court and famed advocate for gender equality, died due to complications with pancreatic cancer.
Justice Ginsburg served the Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020. She influenced the Supreme Court decision in Reed v Reed (1971) and other landmark cases before her time as a Justice. She founded the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project in 1972.
Below is a shortlist of Supreme Court cases where Justice Ginsburg wrote opinions, concurrences or dissents, and a list of books about the late Justice available through Kenosha Public Library
United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996) - Struck down the male-only admission policy of Virginia Military Institute. Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000) - Ruled that use of different standards for counting in different counties violated the equal protection clause and ruled that no alternative method could be established within the time limit. Ginsburg wrote a dissenting opinion.
Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000) - Struck down Nebraska’s law that made partial-birth abortion illegal, without regard for the health of the mother. Ginsburg wrote a concurring opinion for the majority.
Ledbetter v. Goodyear, 550 U.S. 618 (2007) - Interpreted that the statute of limitations began running at the time of each pay period and so pay discrimination did not apply in this particular case. Ginsburg wrote the minority opinion. Inspired the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, 579 U.S. 15-274 (2016) - Ruled that texas cannot place restrictions on the delivery of abortion services that create an undue burden for women seeking an abortion. Ginsburg wrote a concurring opinion for the majority.
Conversations with RBG : Ruth Bader Ginsburg on life, love, liberty, and law
This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.
The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg : American icon
On the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the Supreme Court, this unofficial retrospective celebrates the “Notorious RBG”—Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet.
My own words
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.
On the basis of sex (Film)
Inspired by the powerful true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, On the Basis of Sex depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights.
The RBG workout: How She Stays Strong... and You Can Too!
How does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court's favorite octogenarians, stay so active and energetic? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer