Dissenter on the bench : Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and work / Victoria Ortiz.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J 347.7326 ORT (Text)||33500013079017||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||J 347.7326 ORT (Text)||33500013079009||New||Checked out||09/09/2019|
- ISBN: 9780544973640
- ISBN: 054497364X
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2019.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs"-- Provided by publisher.
"The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
As the subtitle indicates, this biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells of her life from childhood to the present, while providing an overview of her work as a lawyer, a judge, and a Supreme Court justice. Growing up in a Jewish family in Brooklyn during WWII, Ruth Bader was acutely aware of anti-Semitism at home and abroad. Later, she and her husband, who both earned law degrees, worked hard through challenges such as serious illness and demanding careers to create a stable home for their family and a mutually supportive relationship. The text pulls together a good deal of information and presents it in a clear, straightforward way. Illustrations range from family snapshots and professional portraits to a photo of an "RBG bobblehead figure." Throughout the book, Ortiz offers detailed accounts of cases Ginsburg either heard as a Supreme Court justice or argued as a lawyer defending individuals' rights under the Constitution. The descriptions of noteworthy legal cases and significant court decisions are particularly well done. An absorbing introduction to Ginsburg and her achievements. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Victoria Ortiz graduated from the City University of New York Law School. She has worked as a high school teacher, as a college teacher, as an attorney, and as dean of students at several law schools. Her published work includes Spanish for Lawyers (2012). Now retired, Ms. Ortiz lives in the Bay Area with her wife.
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