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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s appeal to the intelligence of a future day

The great judge was not the one-dimensional radical of the popular imagination. Her jurisprudence was cumulative, evolutionary—and immensely persuasive

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Photo: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

How to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday aged 87? And what might her passing mean for the future? So much has already been written about this remarkable, talented jurist, feminist icon, the Notorious RBG,” who sat on the US Supreme Court for nearly three decades, that it must be impossible to find anything original to write. And already reflections on her passing and legacy have been disrupted by the fierce political battle over whether to fill her vacant seat before…

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