Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World: Review

Review: The Amazing Adventures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor: Review by Eileen Hershenov. Apart from being the first two women on the Supreme Court, what did Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg really have in common? Was there any special bond between them? And did they create a synergy that advanced

Sisters in LawReview: The Amazing Adventures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor: Review by Eileen Hershenov.
Apart from being the first two women on the Supreme Court, what did Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg really have in common? Was there any special bond between them? And did they create a synergy that advanced women’s rights further than either could have alone?

These are among the questions at the heart of Sisters in Law, lawyer-historian-philosopher Linda Hirshman’s fast-paced and sure-footed journey through O’Connor and Ginsburg’s careers. At first glance, their lives appear quite different – the Republican state legislator born on an Arizona ranch and the Brooklyn-born Jewish public interest lawyer and law professor.

Hirshman is careful to note the differences. Still, she makes a persuasive case that there was something special between O’Connor and Ginsburg – and that, as she writes, both rose to be historic leaders in the movement for women’s rights “at first Ginsburg directly and O’Connor by example.”

Here is the complete review: Review by Eileen Hershenov: The Amazing Adventures of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor

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