The program will explore the life and jurisprudence of Justice Ginsburg through a Jewish lens, including how her religious upbringing and immigrant background shaped her constitutional worldview and philosophy of what America could and should be. Particular focus will be given to Ginsburg’s pathbreaking advocacy for gender equality, a topic especially relevant today as women’s reproductive rights have re-emerged as a contentious legal issue on the Supreme Court’s docket.
Lithwick is Senior Editor at Slate, Senior Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Kogod Research Center, and Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she recently taught a course on the legacy of Justice Ginsburg. As a leading commentator on law, politics, and the Supreme Court, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary.
This is event is sponsored by Emory's Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, and co-sponsored by Emory University's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Center for Ethics, Center for Women, Departments of German Studies, History, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, and Religion, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, and School of Law.