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9 - A Liberal Justice’s Limits

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the American Criminal-Justice System

from Part II - Rights and Remedies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 March 2022

Scott Dodson
Affiliation:
University of California, Hastings, College of Law
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No observer of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career in the law can miss the tension between her unflinching support for substantive justice and her tempered view of the “measured” judicial steps possible under that flag. That contrast is starkly posed by a snapshot comparison between her praxis as a lawyer and her praxis as a judge.

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Print publication year: 2022

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