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Family Law: The Egalitarian Family

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"Provides a sweeping overview of Justice Ginsburg’s jurisprudence

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September of 2020 marked a grim day for women and the broader progressive legal community. In her twenty-seven years on the Supreme Court and thirteen years on the Court of Appeals, she was most known for her trailblazing work on gender equality; however, she also influenced the direction of a multitude of legal subject areas during her long tenure. The Jurisprudential Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a critical examination of Justice Ginsburg’s remarkable career, with a focus on the common themes and approaches underscoring her many rulings.

In this edited volume, Ryan Vacca and Ann Bartow bring together leading scholars of American law to analyze Justice Ginsburg’s voting patterns and written opinions from the perspectives of subject matter experts. Each essay highlights areas of the law in which Justice Ginsburg had an outsized interest or impact. Chapters delve into topics such as gender equality, voting rights, the death penalty, civil and criminal procedure, employment discrimination, freedom of expression, bankruptcy, environmental law, immigration, and taxation. Together, they form a colorful tapestry that illustrates a long and celebrated judicial career, displaying Ginsburg’s immense influence on areas of the law well beyond women’s rights.

The Jurisprudential Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares profound insights into its subject’s unique legal philosophy, and reminds us what we had and whom we lost with her passing."

Publication Title

The Jurisprudential Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Book Chapter