Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Inspiring Story

June 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Bryan Doran

I had never cried during a movie, but I did this winter when I took my daughter Elora to see the film “On the Basis of Sex.” The movie dramatizes the early career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Elora is 9 years old. As a little girl she identified with strong and heroic characters from the stories she saw in movies and on TV, and they were most often male. She wore a Batman mask and cape for Halloween rather than donning the dress of a Disney princess. She is strong, confident, feels protective of those who are not, and is uncompromising...

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