U.S. Justice Will Miss Ginsburg’s Passion For Reasoned Argument

(This op-ed was first published in the Financial Times on September 20, 2020.)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been met with widespread grief and shock, even though her passing at the age of 87 was not a surprise given her repeated bouts of cancer and other health problems in recent years. Still, at barely five feet tall and a hundred pounds, the tiny jurist had seemed indestructible because of her dignified fierceness.

Only the second woman ever to serve on the highest US court, Ginsburg had established herself as one of the most important constitutional lawyers of her generation even before she was elevated to the bench.

(Continue reading the op-ed on the Financial Times’ page here.)

Stanford Law Faculty on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Jenny S. Martinez is the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School and the law school’s 14th dean. Professor Martinez is a leading expert on international law and constitutional law, including comparative constitutional law.