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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.”
“The written argument endures. The oral argument is fleeting.”
“[On being asked when she thought there would be enough women on the Supreme Court:] When there are nine.”
“I think gender discrimination is bad for everyone, it's bad for men, it's bad for children. ... Think of how the Constitution begins. 'We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union.' But we're still striving for that more perfect union. And one of the perfections is for the 'we the people' to include an ever enlarged group.”
“Just as buildings in California have a greater need to be earthquake proofed, places where there is greater racial polarization in voting have a greater need for prophylactic measures to prevent purposeful race discrimination.”
“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”
“Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”
“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Justice of the Supreme Court
Full name: Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg.