In the early 1960s, Ginsburg traveled to Sweden, and learned Swedish, to work on a law project with a Swedish scholar, Anders Bruzelius. Her observations of Swedish society opened up her eyes to the possibilities for women's equality in the United States.
The pop culture status that Ruth Bader Ginsburg found — or rather, that found her — in recent years was just a side show, albeit one that amused her, to the unique and profound impact she had on women's lives around the world.
Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been involved in some of the court's most important decisions. In a one-on-one interview, Ginsburg explained that she views the Second Amendment as outdated, and drew connections between fair pay for women and immigration reform.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent decades working in the legal system and in her time has helped push the rights of women. After two decades as a Supreme Court justice, Ginsburg says she is committed to working until her body no longer allows it.
The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.
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