Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a trailblazer for women’s rights even before she was on the Supreme Court

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  • Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court justice, she was widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women’s rights.
  • As a lawyer who played a prominent role in several Supreme Court cases, Ginsburg’s work against sex discrimination helped to change the way we all think about women.
  • In 1971, Ginsburg wrote a brief that persuaded a unanimous court to invalidate the state’s preference for males. 
  • In one case involving a widower, Ginsburg reasoned that rigid attitudes about sex roles could harm everyone.

As the debate about the treatment of women rages across the United States, one Supreme Court nominee arrived at her confirmation hearing widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women’s rights.

When he nominated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President Bill Clinton compared her legal work on behalf of women to the epochal work of Thurgood Marshall on behalf of African-Americans.

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