Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Disciplines

Law | Supreme Court of the United States

Abstract

As two of Justice Ginsburg’s former clerks, we are keenly aware of the popular image of the Justice as the “Notorious RBG”: the champion of women’s rights and the forceful dissenter, strongly disputing the Roberts Court’s conservative turn and articulating the case for the liberal New Deal constitutional vision, with its commitment to protecting individual rights and broad view of national power.

This she did, powerfully and eloquently. But to understand Justice Ginsburg – the person, the Justice, and her jurisprudence – it is also critical to account for her role as the Supreme Court’s leading civil procedure and federal jurisdiction maven.

Comments

This article originally appeared in 121:RBG Colum. L. Rev. 729 (2021). Reprinted by permission.

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