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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.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Susan Edmiston, "Portia Faces Life -- The Trials of Law School," Ms. ()
  • The written argument endures. The oral argument is fleeting.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • [On being asked when she thought there would be enough women on the Supreme Court:] When there are nine.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ()
  • 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.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ()
  • The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • in Ms. ()
  • 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.

    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
    • dissent to Supreme Court's 5-4 decision striking down part of 1965 Voting Rights Act, in Mother Jones ()

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Justice of the Supreme Court

(1933)

Full name: Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg.