Friday, January 27, 2006

Ginsburg at UCLA Law

I just got back from a Q&A session with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the law school. I was lucky enough to win in a lottery they had for students who wanted to attend, and I camped out in the 3rd row. It was fun. Ginsburg was rather evasive at times, which was surprising to me. Maybe it shouldn't be, given she is a judge. A lot of her answers seemed to revolve around the point that the law has come a long way on a variety of issues in the 20th century, which one wouldn't necessarily expect given she has always been an advocate for change on and off the court. You could also sense her pride in advancing rights for women through the law, rightfully so. She was very likeable, and spoke highly of her departing/departed colleagues O'Connor and Rehnquist.


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