Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work



Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and WorkThe 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.Dramatically Narrated Case Histories From Justice Ginsburg S Stellar Career Are Interwoven With An Account Of RBG S Life Childhood, Family,

Victoria Ortiz graduated from Barnard College and 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 , a unique manual for law students and lawyers who need to discuss legal matters in this useful language Now retired, Ms Ortiz lives in the Bay Area with her wife.

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  • 192 pages
  • Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work
  • Victoria Ortiz
  • 21 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work

  1. Alicia says:

    I think this is a far cry from being a biography that features her dissenting opinions, rather the book s insides need to be flipped outside because it s a book about court cases in which they make it to the Supreme Court and somehow connect to RBG and then Ortiz takes a short break from the regularly scheduled program to talk about RBG s life The biographical information isn t anything that hasn t been covered in other high profile books, yet the cases are the feature and curious especially to I think this is a far cry from being a biography that features her dissenting opinions, rather the book s insides need to be flipped outside because it s a book about court cases in which they make it to the Supreme Court and somehow connect to RBG and then Ortiz takes a short break from the regularly scheduled program to talk about RBG s life The biographical information isn t anything that hasn t been covered in other high profile books, yet the cases are the feature and curious especially to the teenager because they tie in with student rights searches, free speech, drug testing I skipped around and felt it was a circuitous melding of two concepts that never quite come together

  2. Lauren Stoolfire says:

    An excellent plrimer for MG and YA readers on RBG.

  3. Jeimy says:

    Great way to introduce younger readers to RBG.

  4. Cristina says:

    CBC Book 1 Good for young adults Not really about dissenting but focused largely on women s rights Not really for a college level book selection 3 stars for CCBC CBC purposes.

  5. Suzanne Dix says:

    More than a biography, this in depth look at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg parallels the events of her life that have led to the decisions she has made in several high profile court cases Each chapter features a case that came before her, like Cincinnatian Jim Oberfefell s fight to collect spousal benefits after the death of his partner Ruth and her husband Marty understood well how essential it was to balance roles within a marriage, regardless of societal norms Ruth and Marty we More than a biography, this in depth look at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg parallels the events of her life that have led to the decisions she has made in several high profile court cases Each chapter features a case that came before her, like Cincinnatian Jim Oberfefell s fight to collect spousal benefits after the death of his partner Ruth and her husband Marty understood well how essential it was to balance roles within a marriage, regardless of societal norms Ruth and Marty were married while still in college and found time to attend to their young daughter s needs while both working full time as law professors The idea that all the nurturing and domestic care would fall on Ruth s shoulders simply because she was a woman was ludicrous to them both, just as the idea that a loving spouse of twenty years could be told his future financial security was invalidated because he chose to love a person of the same gender Throughout her entire career RBG has fought against injustice even at a time and place in history when her opinions were unpopular Black and white photos throughout the book truly humanize the participants of the court cases as well as offer private glimpe into the Ginsburgs life While the cover is exciting and bright to appeal to middle school readers, the text and depth of this work is too sophisticated for early teens This is an excellent addition to every high school biography collection

  6. Beth says:

    A biography that weaves between chronicling Ginsburg s life with assorted cases she has been on either as judge or lawyer , usually managing to find cases that reflect on that period of her life Many of the cases involve kids and or school systems, heightening the interest for the demographic.It s very much a cheerleading book the prose takes for granted that Ginsburg s views on freedom and justice are true and right, and then even when she is dissenting she is pointing toward the brighter A biography that weaves between chronicling Ginsburg s life with assorted cases she has been on either as judge or lawyer , usually managing to find cases that reflect on that period of her life Many of the cases involve kids and or school systems, heightening the interest for the demographic.It s very much a cheerleading book the prose takes for granted that Ginsburg s views on freedom and justice are true and right, and then even when she is dissenting she is pointing toward the brighter future we are always approaching I tend to agree with most of those decisions, but I wonder how it reads to those who don t

  7. Sue says:

    This book was organized by court case topic like free speech, equal rights, etc Perhaps half of the book was on the way the courts work and various court cases Because of the format, the book jumps around in Ginsburg s life The court cases don t happen in a chronological fashion either If you are looking for a straight biography of Ginsburg, this isn t it If you are interested in how the law works and how a savvy justice made her career, you would beinterested I listened to this book This book was organized by court case topic like free speech, equal rights, etc Perhaps half of the book was on the way the courts work and various court cases Because of the format, the book jumps around in Ginsburg s life The court cases don t happen in a chronological fashion either If you are looking for a straight biography of Ginsburg, this isn t it If you are interested in how the law works and how a savvy justice made her career, you would beinterested I listened to this book and found it a little hard to keep track of where in time I was Some chapters have multiple cases and it required attention to keep track of who was who

  8. Abby Johnson says:

    This biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cleverly weaves biographical information with court cases she argued or heard during her time as a lawyer, judge, and justice Significant cases are selected that lead into information about Ginsburg s childhood, school years, married life, etc Hand this one to teens interested in learningabout this famous woman and or readers who enjoy books about strong women like TEN DAYS A MADWOMAN about Nellie Bly , etc.

  9. V. K. O’Keefe says:

    2.5 stars This book just couldn t decide what it wanted to be It would jump from being a biography to a history of court cases This would ve been fine but it wasn t done in the right way It felt like the two pieces never fit together quite right.

  10. Rachel Sharpe says:

    Format made it difficult to follow Each chapter started with a case in which RBG was involved, and the author tried to tie that case back to parts of her life It made for a non linear biography that was difficult to follow and slightly repetitive.

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