2. katiecouric:

    "I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam…" - SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on retirement. Get a sneak peek of our interview above and check out the full interview tomorrow on Yahoo News. 

    (via yahoonews)


  3. katiecouric:

    I had a great time talking to SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about Hobby Lobby, her retirement and women’s rights.  Watch the full interview tomorrow on Yahoo News. Plus, tune in to ABC World News tonight at 6:30 pm for a sneak peek of our interview!


  4. "Justice Ginsburg … sees her interests as ‘being herself,’ preserving her ‘dignity,’ and promoting her ‘independence.’"

    Memorandum from Ron Klain for David Gergen, Justice Ginsburg: Performance Pitfalls (July 14, 1993).

    (thanks for the submission, pleaseletthisurlbeavailable!)



  6. katiecouric:

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the second female justice to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Do you have questions for her? Ask them here.

    Or here!



  8. Q: People often toss around phrases from political speeches, but it seems unusual for lines of legalese to make it into the blogosphere. What is it about Ginsburg’s writing that makes it so quotable?

    A: Ginsburg really makes a point to focus on the human aspect of the cases. When you’re talking about a political campaign speech, there’s a factor of lowest common denominator. You’re trying to appeal as many people as possible, so there are platitudes, and you have to massage things in a certain way. But when you’re dealing with a particular case, as the Supreme Court does, there are actual people involved with lives and interests at stake. And when Ginsburg writes, it’s really clear that she’s focused on the implications for people’s lives.  


  9. (Source: beyoncevoters)


  10. The ability to present women like Ginsburg, Clinton and Davis as bone-crushingly robust yet simultaneously appealing, revered—practically adorable!—in their rugged severity, is a crucial expansion of the American imagination with regard to powerful women.
    — Rebecca Traister, How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet, The New Republic, (July 10, 2014).