In CommPRO, while reflecting on the life and impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Richard Levick announces an exclusive podcast episode with Washington Post reporter James Hohmann analyzing the fight to fill the Supreme Court seat.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is why I went to law school. Well, that’s not fully accurate. As a formative adolescent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I did not know her name but I knew her work, at least generally, as a law professor volunteering for the ACLU and arguing before the Supreme Court. I knew what the ACLU was doing, and Thurgood Marshall and Bobby Kennedy and I knew I wanted to be a lawyer.
Lawyers had the power to make things better. Equal justice under law, the phrase engraved above the front entrance of the United States Supreme Court, says it all. Using the law degree to write contracts or merge companies never seemed anywhere near as important as the capacity to make the world a better place. And that is precisely what Justice Ginsburg did, before and during her time on the Supreme Court, and, if she has her way, as I am sure she will, in heaven, too…Read more