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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Nina Totenberg writes about her 50-year friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Some of the stories that follow have little to do with her brilliance, hard work, or devotion to the law, or even her pioneering role as the architect of the legal fight for women's rights in this country. Rather, they are examples of her extraordinary character, decency and commitment to friends, colleagues, law clerks -- just about everyone whose lives she touched. I was lucky enough to be one of those people.

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"Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today, but for tomorrow."

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-19 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A friend wrote this. Wanted to share.

RBG:

Because of her, when I turned 18 I could apply for and receive a credit card without a male signatory. Because of her, when I bought my house, I could apply for a mortgage without being married and without having a male co-sign. Because of her, I could be called to do my civic duty and serve on a jury without being exempted on a count of being a woman. Because of her I grew up believing I had a claim to my personhood as an equally vested citizen of my country. These changes happened in my own lifetime. And yet, my whole growing up, so deeply effected by her efforts, I never knew it was because of her and the countless clerks and lawyers she worked with arguing six of the most critical cases affecting women and families the Supreme Court had yet heard. She changed this country for women. For EVERYONE. Because women's rights are HUMAN RIGHTS. Because of her, I realized my own potential as a professional, a homeowner, a person with credit, with assets, with independence. My thanks to this woman are inexpressible. No matter where you begin, where you land is still, potentially, unknown. This devotion of hers to equality, not just to "being equal" but to the concept of equality as a dynamic and not a fixed standard, made her one of the most consequential legal and cultural minds of the 20th and 21st centuries. She's my hero. Thank you, Justice Ginsburg, for everything.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-19 12:57 PM | Reply

Like my parents, she met the love of her life at Cornell, and has long since entered the pantheon of great Cornellians. Hers was a life well lived, in the face of adversity and challenge, and yet she persisted, and triumphed.

God rest your soul, RBG...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2020-09-19 12:57 PM | Reply

She BLATANTLY and OBVIOUSLY distorted the clear facts in the case against the cakeshop

The woman just died and you're going to whine about her questions in a case about a cake shop?

Jesus christ, trumpers have some of the most ------ up priorities I've ever seen. Also, super "pro-life" of you to ---- all over someone before their body is even cold.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2020-09-19 02:32 PM | Reply

#7 What are you gonna do when Trump goes down in flames and it's not even close? When the results are known before the polls even close?

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-19 02:35 PM | Reply

The difference that RBG has made on the court isn't something that the spitball crew has any ammo to take potshots at and they are mad!
The accumulated swagger that Biden supporters have garnered locked cheap shots out of comments for winter, spring and summer and they need to unload.
They don't have a court pick to brag or flaunt in front of their child king - and they are sad.
To failed supporters of today's crumbling administration, this means only one thing... Obama's fault!

#11 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-09-19 03:33 PM | Reply

The accumulated swagger that Biden supporters have garnered locked cheap shots out of comments for winter, spring and summer and they need to unload.

Keats?

#12 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2020-09-19 03:48 PM | Reply

This is the saddest day. RBG was a great woman who cared about the American people, now ------- Trump will have an opportunity to destroy the freedom of Americans and Mitch McConnell will assist him. Sad day for America. Thank you RBG, you gave us your all and we do appreciate it. We will always remember your efforts and courage. I honestly fear for the future of our nation now that you are gone.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-19 05:39 PM | Reply

And one more thing, this will increase the need to pack the court come 2021. The progressive movement will continue on despite our antiquated Constitution which gives power to the minority, I do think more and more Americans are recognizing our need to permanently change that seriously flawed document.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-19 05:44 PM | Reply

...our antiquated Constitution which gives power to the minority, I do think more and more Americans are recognizing our need to permanently change that seriously flawed document.

There are those who think that is possible, but I'm not one of them. 3/4 of the current amendments were enacted before WW2. Half of them before the Civil War.

2/3 of both houses of Congress set a "difficult" bar when there were 13 states. Now? Don't think so.

The only way in this day and age is for one party to gerrymander control of 33 states for a convention. That will take a while yet.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-09-19 06:03 PM | Reply

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