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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1933 CE –

Fierce and influential voice for justice, equality, and women's rights

Second female Supreme Court Justice, professor, "pop culture icon,” champion of gender equality and women's rights; Ginsburg became a fierce and influential voice on the direction of US law. The first Justice to officiate a same sex-wedding, her work led to ending gender discrimination in many areas and extended the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause to women. Without neglecting her Supreme Court work, she’s struggled through the death of a husband, heart surgery, colon. and pancreatic cancer. To stay healthy and continue her work, she found a personal trainer, started working out, and at 80 could still do 20 full push-ups. Named one of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2009, “Women of the Year” in 2012, and one of Time’s “100 most influential people” in 2015; her influence continues.


Quotes by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (7 quotes)

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

Themes: Books Dream

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“The pedestal on which some thought women were standing all too often turned out to be a cage.”

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“Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions. They greatly drain one's time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors.”

Themes: Anger Complaint

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“If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.”

Themes: Democracy

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“When contemplated in its extreme, almost any power looks dangerous.”

Themes: Power

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“The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people… public discussion is a political duty and should be a fundamental principle of the American government.”

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“The demand for justice runs through the entirety of the Jewish tradition. I hope, in my years on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, I will have the strength and the courage to remain constant in the service of that demand.”

Themes: Justice Judaism

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