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The Resource Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life, Jane Sherron de Hart

Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life, Jane Sherron de Hart

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life
Title
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Jane Sherron de Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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, her meticulous jurisprudence: her desire to make We the People more united and our union more perfect. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs--her Jewish background. Tikkun Olam, the Hebrew injunction to "repair the world," with its profound meaning for a young girl who grew up during the Holocaust and World War II. We see the influence of her mother, Celia Amster Bader, whose intellect inspired her daughter's feminism, insisting that Ruth become independent, as she witnessed her mother coping with terminal cervical cancer (Celia died the day before Ruth, at 17, graduated from high school). From Ruth's days as a baton twirler at Brooklyn's James Madison High School, to Cornell University, Harvard and Columbia Law School (first in her class), 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; founding the Women's Rights Law Reporter, writing the brief for the first case that persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down a sex-discriminatory state law, then at Columbia (the law school's first tenured female professor); becoming the director of the women's rights project of the ACLU, persuading the Supreme Court in a series of decisions to ban laws that denied women full citizenship status with men. Her years on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, deciding cases the way she played golf, as she, left-handed, played with right-handed clubs--aiming left, swinging right, hitting down the middle. Her years on the Supreme Court. 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"--
  • "The life and legal career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Hart, Jane Sherron
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8745.G56
LC item number
D44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
  • United States
  • Women judges
  • Judges
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
  • United States
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • Women judges
  • United States
Label
Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life, Jane Sherron de Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020310859
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 723 pages
Isbn
9781400040483
Lccn
2018004415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400040483
  • (OCoLC)1020310859
Label
Ruth Bader Ginsburg : a life, Jane Sherron de Hart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1020310859
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 723 pages
Isbn
9781400040483
Lccn
2018004415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400040483
  • (OCoLC)1020310859

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