There is something in the current “Notorious RBG” fervor that offers the perfect paradox for a woman whose early career was marked by rejection and work in the trenches of anti-discrimination law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s superstardom has not been fleeting, precisely because of what she did before and what she represents today.
She made the law review at both Harvard and Columbia law schools and graduated at the top of her class at Columbia. Yet she was rejected for the most prestigious judicial clerkships and spurned by law firms.
It was not just that she was a woman. She was also a mother caring for a young daughter. But that was nearly six decades ago, and on Friday, Ginsburg marks the 25th anniversary of her judicial oath on the US Supreme Court.
In light of everything Justice Ginsberg has done for us over the last 25 years and the passion and fighting spirit she exhibits everyday, we all must “Do it for Ruth” in 2020! She deserves no less. The stakes are too high. #DoItForRuth #Basta #FightClub https://t.co/7G0tyrv7Fx
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) August 10, 2018
— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) August 10, 2018
#OTD in 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the 107th Supreme Court justice. When she graduated with top honors from @ColumbiaLaw in 1959, no NYC law firm would offer her a job. pic.twitter.com/f8nqM2M02q
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) August 10, 2018
— Rutgers Law ⚖️ (@RutgersLaw) August 10, 2018
— Clinton Center (@ClintonCenter) August 10, 2018
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) August 10, 2018
Anyone else freak out when they saw “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” was trending?
— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) August 10, 2018