In anticipation of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s visit to Lexington, Virginia the law library assembled a reading list featuring writings by Justice Ginsburg, about Justice Ginsburg, her most notable written opinions, and other documents relevant to her nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. The reading list is available here:
The first “5 in 5” program of the spring semester will be on Wednesday, Jan 18th at 11:30 AM. Join Andrew Christensen in the third floor reading room for 5 tips in 5 minutes and for a chance to win!
Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. had been a Retired Justice for six years when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. They did, however, have some interactions. On learning of the nomination, Powell wrote to her saying, “Your nomination to fill the vacancy on this Court created by Byron White’s retirement pleases me. … I have admired you dating back many years. I look forward to having you here at the Court.”
Justice Powell was no doubt alluding to Ginsburg’s appearances as an advocate before him and his fellow Justices in such cases as Frontiero v. Richardson, Kahn v. Shevin , Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, Edwards v. Healy, Califano v. Goldfarb , and Duren v. Missouri.
Nominee Ginsburg replied with the following note.