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In My Own Words – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a collection of the late Supreme Court Justice’s most powerful speeches, lectures, and writings. Through this compilation, readers gain an insight into her judicial philosophies and how they were shaped by her own personal experiences.

The book begins with Justice Ginsburg’s reflections on the landmark case Reed v. Reed —a decision that revolutionized gender equality in the United States—followed by an inspiring collection of some of her most famous speeches. From there, she shares essays on law topics ranging from sex discrimination in employment to reproductive freedom. Notable works include “The Role of Dissenting Opinions” and “Women’s Rights Under the U.S Constitution,” as well as other reflective pieces such as “My Life at Columbia Law School.”

Her lifetime of legal experience spills through every page and it’s clear that Justice Ginsburg used her career to strive for social justice. The pieces in In My Own Words provide further evidence that she became one of America’s most influential female jurists ever without compromising her convictions or straying from her principles. This book will undoubtedly leave its mark on future generations who are inspired to carry on her legacy moving forward.

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