A Slice Of RBGoodness For Mother’s Day

In advance of Mother’s Day, one of my favorite Ruth Bader Ginsburg vignettes:

There she is, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, standing in the White House Rose Garden with President Bill Clinton, who has just introduced her as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s made his remarks, and now she is making hers. Her daughter Jane, a professor at Columbia Law School (like her mother before her!), is  out of the country. But RBG puts her front and center, as a mother does:

RBG: My daughter Jane reminded me a few hours ago in a good luck call from Australia of a sign of the change we have had the good fortune to experience. In her high school yearbook on her graduation in 1973, the listing for Jane Ginsburg under “ambition” was “to see her mother appointed to the Supreme Court.”


RBG: The next line read “If necessary, Jane will appoint her.”

Another laugh, of course. Delightful.

You can watch it all here. The excerpt comes up just before the 4 minute mark.



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