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By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sometimes people say unkind or thoughtless things, and when they do, it is best to be a little hard of hearing — to tune out and not snap back in anger or impatience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A prime part of the history of our Constitution is the story of the extension of constitutional rights to people once ignored or excluded.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It is not women's liberation, it is women's and men's liberation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We live in an age in which the fundamental principles to which we subscribe - liberty, equality and justice for all - are encountering extraordinary challenges, ... But it is also an age in which we can join hands with others who hold to those principles and face similar challenges.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Yet what greater defeat could we suffer than to come to resemble the forces we oppose in their disrespect for human dignity?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Our goal in the '70s was to end the closed door era. There were so many things that were off limits to women, policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes. And the stereotypical view of people of a world divided between home and child caring women and men as breadwinners, men representing the family outside the home.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In my view, if the Court had properly interpreted the Second Amendment, the Court would have said that Amendment was very important when the nation was new, it gave a qualified right to keep and bear arms but it was for one purpose only, and that was the purpose of having militiamen who were able to fight to preserve the nation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

..the United States is subject to the scrutiny of a candid world ... what the United States does, for good or for ill, continues to be watched by the international community, in particular by organizations concerned with the advancement of the rule of law and respect for human dignity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Second Amendment has a preamble about the need for a militia. Because there is a need for a militia to be at the ready, therefore the right to keep and bear arms must be secured.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If I had any talent God could give me, I would be a great diva.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

People who have been hardworking, tax paying, those people ought to be given an opportunity to be on a track that leads towards citizenship and if that happened, then they wouldn't be prey to the employers who say we want you because we know that you work for a salary we could not lawfully pay anyone else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Even the Declaration of Independence starts out all men are created equal, so I see my advocacy as part of an effort to make the equality principle everything the founders would have wanted it to be if they weren't held back by the society in which they lived and particularly the shame of slavery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be 'perceived as favoring one religion over another,' the very 'risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My rule was I will not answer a question that attempts to project how I will rule in a case that might come before the court.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It's great to be in the position of asking questions and not having to answer questions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The irony and tragedy is any woman of means can have a safe abortion somewhere in the United States. But women lacking the wherewithal to travel can't. There is no big constituency out there concerned about access restrictions on poor women.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Every gal and every boy that's born alive is either a little liberal or else a little conservative.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dissents speak to a future age. It's not simply to say, 'My colleagues are wrong and I would do it this way.' But the greatest dissents do become court opinions and gradually over time their views become the dominant view. So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If we gave up our freedom as the price of security, we would no longer be the great nation that we are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In sum, the Court's conclusion that a constitutionally adequate recount is impractical is a prophecy the Court's own judgment will not allow to be tested. Such an untested prophecy should not decide the Presidency of the United States.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My own view, and I've said this many times, is as long as I can do the work full steam, I will stay on the Court. But when I feel myself slipping, when I slow down in my ability to write opinions with fair dispatch, when I forget the names of cases that I once could recite at the drop of a hat, I will know it is time for me to go.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I do think that being the second [female Supreme Court Justice] is wonderful, because it is a sign that being a woman in a place of importance is no longer extraordinary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Every constitution written since the end of World War II includes a provision that men and women are citizens of equal stature. Ours does not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I conceived of myself in large part as a teacher. There wasn't a great understanding of gender discrimination. People knew that race discrimination was an odious thing, but there were many who thought that all the gender-based differentials in the law operated benignly in women's favor. So my objective was to take the Court step by step to the realization, in Justice Brennan's words, that the pedestal on which some thought women were standing all too often turned out to be a cage.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material, we hold, it is ordinarily incumbent on the state to set the record straight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I am a judge born, raised, and proud of being a Jew. The demand for justice runs through the entirety of the Jewish tradition. I hope, in my years on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States, I will have the strength and the courage to remain constant in the service of that demand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A constitution, as important as it is, will mean nothing unless the people are yearning for liberty and freedom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Promoting active liberty does not mean allowing the majority to run roughshod over minorities. It calls for taking special care that all groups have a chance to fully participate in society and the political process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Depriving a parent of parental status is as devastating as a criminal conviction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing not for today but for tomorrow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We do not read (the law) to elevate accommodation of religious observances over an institution's need to maintain order and safety, ... We have no cause to believe that (the law) would not be applied in an appropriately balanced way, without sensitivity to security concerns.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Whatever community organization, whether it's a women's organization, or fighting for racial justice ... you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Feminism … I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, 'Free to be You and Me.' Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be. And if you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s OK too. That notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by artificial barriers—manmade barriers, certainly not heaven sent.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I became a lawyer for selfish reasons. I thought I could do a lawyer’s job better than any other.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The written argument endures. The oral argument is fleeting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Congress could always stop the President if Congress thinks that what the President has done exceeds the President's authority or is just wrong for the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dissents speak to a future age.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.