Thursday, March 2, 2017

My Own Words

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg  371 pp.

This is a collection of writings, text of speeches, and biographical materials by and about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The writings are from throughout her career and provide a fascinating look into what makes her a great asset to the judiciary. There is much about her work as a lawyer in the cause of equal rights as well as anecdotes about her family and beloved husband, Marty. Despite her usually stern appearance, Justice Ginsburg has a marvelous sense of humor and fun. In addition to her work as a lawyer and judge she tells of her great friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia in spite of their almost constant opposition on the bench showing that it is possible for adversaries to be civil and have a loving and respectful relationship. This friendship sparked the creation of a comic opera, "Scalia / Ginsburg". Ginsburg also writes of her fellow Justices with honesty and respect. This is a wonderful insight into what makes this particular judge tick.

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