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Ruth Bader Ginsburg



  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Abraham Lincoln, and American Jewish History

    by Rebecca Brenner Graham

    Public mourning for Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a prominent Jewish American evokes Abraham Lincoln's role in supporting Jews in Civil War service, and the Jewish community's mourning after his assassination.



  • How to Remember the 'Notorious RBG'

    by Peniel Joseph

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "Notorious RBG" persona unfortunately obscures the fact that the late justice had a few blind spots, especially with regard to racism. Considering her faults is essential to understand the empathy and solidarity people need to work together for change. 



  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made The Impossible Look Easy

    by Serena Mayeri

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's achievements were remarkable, but a professor of law and legal history argues that her determination to open paths for others to follow her was greater. 



  • RBG, Historian: Why Justice Requires Memory

    by Chris Gehrz

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's sense of justice was informed by a clear view of the path of American history and the knowledge that change toward equality was neither automatic nor unidirectional.



  • Surrendered Court Seats

    by David Leonhardt

    It's far from certain that Trump and the Republicans will get their way with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement. There are ample examples of botched nominations before presidential transitions and confirmed nominees who didn't meet their party's ideological expectations.