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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