Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by | Dec 15, 2020

On September 18, 2020, the first evening of the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. By “Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah . . . is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness.” Although she was just 5’1” and a bit over 100 pounds, the “Notorious R.B.G.” stood tall among her peers and was a giant in the legal field—first as advocate, then as judge, and finally as justice—wholly earning her status as a tzaddik.

This blog series delves into the many contributions that the “Notorious R.B.G.” made in the realm of human rights, as an advocate for justice and equality who has definitively earned her place in history as a tzaddik. With the assistance of OxHRH Research Associates Professor Anne Lofaso and Dr Rachel Wechsler, we are delighted to bring together a series of expert contributors:

Anne Marie Lofaso & Rachel Wechsler – Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.

Galen Sherwin – The Early Years: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage

Caroline Mala Corbin – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Equality

Andrea McArdle – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act: An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Vincent Southerland – RBG: Advancing Justice in the Criminal Legal System

Check back for more contributions over the coming months.

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