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My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.

The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control. ---->>>

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.

Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. ---->>>

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. ---->>>

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in 2012. ---->>>

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.

It is not women's liberation, it is women's and men's liberation. ---->>>

It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don't want to take any chances. You never know what could happen.

It is not like I have gone crazy, I just don't want to take any chances. You never know what could happen.

When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight. ---->>>

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me.

She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me.

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent. ---->>>

Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation? ---->>>

I do hope that some of my dissents will one day be the law. ---->>>

Dissents speak to a future age. ---->>>

You would have a huge statelessness problem if you don't consider a child born abroad a U.S. citizen. ---->>>

I would not like to be the only woman on the court. ---->>>

We had to go on and do the work of the court and we did. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-15, 1933
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born Joan Ruth Bader; March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice to be confirmed to the Court (after Sandra Day O'Connor), and one of four female justices to be confirmed (with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who are still serving) (wikipedia)