Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG memorial at Capitol

Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind a powerful environmental legacy


In addition to championing women’s rights, late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a strong and sophisticated stand on protecting nature and the climate.

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Unlike US, European countries tend to pick top judges with bipartisan approval on ideologically balanced high courts

US politics
the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wears a bright red suit jacket

RBG’s early days in Sweden shaped her fight for women’s equality

Women & Gender
A crowd of people are shown in the dark of night outside of the brightly lit facade of the US Supreme Court and holding signs and flags.

Ginsburg’s impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds


Color Me RBG

Arts, Culture & Media
Voters cast their ballots in US midterm elections in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 4, 2014.

Think our voting system is colorblind? Think again


Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.

Ginsburg draws connection between immigration reform, fair pay for women

Global Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been involved in some of the court’s most important decisions. In a one-on-one interview, Ginsburg explained that she views the Second Amendment as outdated, and drew connections between fair pay for women and immigration reform.

Justice Ginsburg offers insights on legal questions, women’s role in law

Global Politics

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent decades working in the legal system and in her time has helped push the rights of women. After two decades as a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg says she is committed to working until her body no longer allows it.

Transcript: Interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Here you’ll find a transcript of The Takeaway’s interview with Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Host John Hockenberry interviewed Justice Ginsburg on September 12, 2013 at the Supreme Court Lawyers Lounge. John Hockenberry: First of all, congratulations on the milestone of turning 80, of course, and being on the Court for more than […]

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down key provision of Voting Rights Act

Global Politics

The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.