on Sep 24, 2020 at 2:32 pm
Six days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, retrospectives on Ginsburg’s life and career continue.
Linda Greenhouse, in her New York Times column, writes that Ginsburg was able to achieve so much in her life because of her big imagination. “Ruth Ginsburg saw things that others didn’t,” Greenhouse writes. “She understood that the law could be harnessed in service to fundamental transformation.” In Forbes, Michael Bobelian examines how Ginsburg “left a lasting impact” even though she was “confined to the minority during her entire tenure on the Supreme Court.” In the Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin and Theo Francis discuss Ginsburg’s legacy on issues affecting corporations and how the court vacancy may affect American businesses.
At the Human Rights at Home Blog, Robin Runge examines Ginsburg’s legacy in the area of employment law, and Linda McClain analyzes Ginsburg’s contributions to gender equality and equal protection jurisprudence. The same blog also looks at the work Ginsburg did in Sweden early in her career and her eventual return to Sweden as a justice. In the National Review, Kevin Williamson offers a more critical take on Ginsburg’s work as a justice. He argues that, in attempting to “impose a feminist vision on federal policy,” Ginsburg acted more like a legislator than a judge.
Other commentators are looking ahead to the Supreme Court’s new term, which will begin on Oct. 5:
- At The Impartial Review, Justin Pugh offers a detailed, plain-English summary of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a controversial religious-rights case that will be argued in November.
- At E&E News, Jeremy Jacobs and Pamela King analyze the implications for environmental law if President Trump fills Ginsburg’s seat and Justice Brett Kavanaugh becomes the court’s swing justice.
- In Law360, four attorneys from McGuireWoods LLP examine a pending cert petition in Sterling Jewelers v. Jock, which the authors argue could result in the ultimate demise of mass arbitrations.
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