I was speaking to men who didn’t think there was gender discrimination, and my job was to tell them that there was.” Ginsburg’s groundbreaking work caught the eye of President Jimmy Carter; in 1980 he appointed her to the U. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
In 1993 President Bill Clinton nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.
Martin Ginsburg believed “women’s work, whether at home or on the job, was as important as a man’s work,” Justice Ginsburg says in the film.
“Meeting Marty was by far the most fortunate thing that ever happened to me.” Ginsburg was in college when the country was gripped by Wisconsin Senator Joseph Mc Carthy’s incendiary campaign against alleged communists in the federal government and the arts.
“Marty was so comfortable with himself that he never regarded me as a threat.” The two married in 1954, shortly after Ruth graduated from Cornell.
They began a loving 56-year partnership in which Martin Ginsburg, a lawyer himself, championed his wife’s legal career.
In a scene from the inspiring documentary “RBG,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is walking through the sculpture garden of a museum in Santa Fe, N.
But before I saw this film, by directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, I had not understood the fundamental role Ginsburg has played throughout her life in securing equal rights for women.
Yet the discrimination she encountered in school continued after she received her law degree.