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The power and courage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pioneering Supreme Court justice championed the cause of equality

By Helena Kennedy  

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The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a source of great sadness well beyond the shores of the United States. She was a hero and inspiration to many people, but particularly to women in the law and those fighting for justice. The steps of the Supreme Court in Washington were strewn with flowers and the carved words “Equal Justice Under the Law” were illuminated with candles.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg established…

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