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My Own Words

My Own Words


My Own Words

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Lansat:
Oct 4, 2016
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9781508226291
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In memoriam…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died on September 18th of cancer. Her memoir showcases her brilliant mind, as well as the cultural and political forces that shaped her approach to the bench. This is essential reading for those who want to know about one of the most influential judges in recent memory.

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The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993-a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women.

This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg's speeches and bench announcements.
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Oct 4, 2016
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Despre autor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020) was Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she received her BA from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LLB from Columbia Law School. From 1959 to 1961, Ginsburg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was a professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law (1963–1972) and at Columbia Law School (1972–1980). She was appointed a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. Then-president Clinton nominated her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993. Justice Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020, as this book was going into production. Amanda L. Tyler is Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches and writes about the Supreme Court, the federal courts, constitutional law, and civil procedure. The author of many articles and several books, including Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay, Tyler also serves as a coeditor of the prominent casebook and treatise Hart and Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and the Federal System. Tyler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States during the October Term 1999.


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  • (4/5)
    This was really interesting but towards the end it became way too much information.
  • (5/5)
    The audio book is the only way to go. Yes
  • (5/5)
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s insight is revealed in her early writings, which display a passion for justice and a dedication to fighting hatred
    Great book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • (4/5)
    Fantastic writing. Ideas are clearly stated, drawing through the decades, which empathized more intensely the significance of issues in gaining women's rights. I discovered she did a number of other civil rights stands, of husband and soldier, and of course black rights. You might just say discrimination in general.
    It was very entertaining to hear of RBG's personal life. It began my basis of understanding of her legal stances, her devotion to the law, her integrity.
    The reader/listener should know more about law terms and practices than the average person. A certain knowledge of the major cases should be at your fingertip for quick reference (e.g. Roe, Brown, Griswold, Orr, Miller, et. al.). Although a brief synopsis was made at the start of each mention, there were many times I did not understand the real significance of an argument nor the legal nuances of certain cases for that reason. With some knowledge of the legal system, I do watch US Supreme Court Oral Arguments as well as interviews with the Justices so there is a real interest on my part. Yet occasionally it was dense for me.
    At times I thought I had already heard all about that topic or case. It seems she would restate things since it might fit under different categories of how the book was laid out. It was disturbing to me. I do feel it could have been more condensed.
    Linda Lavin has a monotone voice, unfortunately pausing at odd places making it difficult to follow the thought. (Perhaps she got to the end of a line or had to change a paper page or whatever.) I listened in the morning as not to fall asleep.
    I certainly recommend this book with all the knowledge, but perhaps only to those in the fields covered.
  • (5/5)

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    really inspiring book. The audio has a number of original recordings of speeches and other events.

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  • (5/5)

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    Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admire this incredible woman! What an incredible role model for women young and old.
    Linda Lavin was perfect in reading her words.

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