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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia Pictures, 2018
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 98 min.)) : sd., col
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Jun 03, 2019

This DVD is 98 minutes long. I liked this Biography Documentary DVD. It was comprehensive and informative. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. It is good for all ages. It is a little repetitive; thus, it could have been shorter and successfully communicated the same message.

May 21, 2019

An entertaining educational documentary about one of the leading instigators of gender equality in our society... and a wonderful love story to boot. The original song "I'll Fight" with Jennifer Hudson fits right in at the ending credits. In queue for "On The Basis Of Sex" now.

Long live the RGB.

Mar 13, 2019

Great portrait of a strong woman who was known more sometimes for her silence or minimal words as she stood her ground in regards to those things she thought were without compromise. Whether you agree or disagree there is something to be said about her work ethic and inner, quiet, passionate drive.

Mar 03, 2019

An eyeopener to how far the women's movement has come in the last 50 - 60 years. And we have to thank RGB and her colleagues for a lot of the progress. A very interesting documentary.

Feb 21, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is brilliant. I didn’t realize how much she had legally done to pave the way for equality. Definitely a must see.

Gina_Vee Feb 12, 2019

I didn't learn a lot about Ruth's life growing up. This documentary was a great introduction to her personal life, personality, and background.

Jan 22, 2019

Few women has made such a impact on all of our lives. Include me in wanting both men and women to be treated equally. Is that the way it is now? No.......but is getting better because of women like RBG. She has always been soft spoken. RBG did not have to yell or protest. She changed the laws with pioneering cases in front of the Supreme Court. Thanks to her my wife, daughter and a world of women will have equality guaranteed under the law. Thank you RBG!! Great DVD with insight into an inspiring woman!

Jan 20, 2019


Can't believe people would actually sit through this crap.

Jan 13, 2019

Great story of a driven , unstoppable woman who made major changes in the discrimination against people in the 70s and eighties.. Too bad she is just constantly Liberal now and can't see both sides of an argument...a Liberal guaranteed vote on every decision now..

Jan 11, 2019

great doc on a woman who has done such great work for human rights

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May 21, 2019

One of the world's greatest jurists, Judge Learned Hand (Billings Learned Hand 1872 – 1961) said, "That the spirit of liberty that imbues our Constitution must lie first and foremost in the hearts of the men and women who compose this great nation... a community where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest."
I ask no favor for my sex, all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks. (quoting Sarah Grimké)
When I went to college... there was a big Red Scare in our country. Some people in our Congress saw a Communist in every closet and in every corner.
But it impressed me, that there were lawyers reminding our Congress that we have freedom of speech and of the press. So I thought that that was a pretty good thing to do... to help keep our country in tune with its most basic values.

May 21, 2019

Day two of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmation hearings...

Judge Ginsburg did something no recent High Court nominee has done, spoke at length about her support for abortion rights.

It is essential to women's equality with man... that her choice... that she be
the decision maker. This is something central to a woman's... life, to her dignity. And when Government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a fully adult... human responsible for... her own choices...

Orrin Hatch: I disagree with you on a number of things, and I am sure you disagree with me. But that isn't the issue, is it? And frankly, I admire you. You've earned the right, in my opinion, to be on the Supreme Court.

She was confirmed 96-3.

May 21, 2019

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
There were not hundreds but thousands of state and federal laws all over this country that discriminated on the basis of gender. Typical laws of the time like, "The husband is the master of the community. He shall choose where the family will live and the woman is obliged to follow him." There's no aspect of American life in which you were not treated differently. The idea was that... men were the breadwinners that counted and women were... pin money earners. So women woke up and complained.


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