Completed just a few weeks before the "Notorious RBG" passed away in September 2020, this volume compiles the legal icon's notable briefs and oral arguments, some of her last speeches, and her favorite opinions that she wrote as a Supreme Court Justice (many in dissent), along with the statements that she read from the bench in those important cases.
Because each of Ginsburg’s words is so meaningful, this volume feels like a final gift ... Tyler writes...[an] insightful introduction ... inspiring to read ... Ginsburg inscribed herself into American history with the shining conviction of her vision of a more perfect union, expressed in her powerfully and deliberately chosen words. Working until the very end, she was determined to leave us this final anthology, and all of her words are significant.
Tyler clerked for Ginsburg in 1999 and between the two of them, they have concocted a compelling case for American civics ... Ginsburg’s surprising cult status as 'The Notorious RBG' came without any dilution of her beliefs or actions, and Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue remains true to that vision ... rhetorical force and appeal to history is typical of Ginsburg’s legal writing ... Although Tyler prefaces some of Ginsburg’s texts with context and explanation, the precision and power of the carefully written texts speak eloquently, evidentially, and effectively for themselves. Although it can be obscured by the forms of address and methods of adducing evidence required by these legal submissions, Ginsburg is a forceful stylist.
This book...is both timely and a reminder of what the Notorious RBG brought to the table both as a lawyer and a Supreme Court Justice ... her briefs, decisions, and dissents clearly articulate her reasoning and her positions. One does not need a law degree to read and understand what she writes ... Notorious RBG is gone, but she will be remembered for using her prodigious talents provide a sound foundation upon which to build a better world.