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The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 144

15 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2015 Last revised: 22 May 2015

Scott Dodson

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: January 1, 2015


Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a legal icon. In more than fifty years as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. Her impact on the law cannot be overstated. Yet no book on Ginsburg’s legacy exists. This book fills that gaping void.

This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Including chapters written by prominent court watchers and leading scholars from law, political science, and history, it offers diverse perspectives on an array of doctrinal areas and on different time periods in Ginsburg’s career. Together, these perspectives document the impressive -- and continuing -- legacy of one of the most important figures in modern law.

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Keywords: Ginsburg, VMI, Supreme Court, Justices, Legal Legacy, Sex Discrimination, Gender Discrimination

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Dodson, Scott, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (January 1, 2015). Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming; UC Hastings Research Paper No. 144. Available at SSRN:

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