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Marty Ginsburg and Georgetown Law

Posted in Non-justiciable by Mike Sacks on June 27, 2010

Marty Ginsburg, Georgetown Law’s legendary tax professor and husband of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at age 78 of complications from cancer.

I had been intending to take Professor Ginsburg’s Tax I class this coming fall as a capstone to my legal education.  When I went to register and saw that his name was nowhere to be found, I figured he might have just taken the term off from teaching, as tenured titans may do from time to time.  Turns out his absence was because of a much more serious reason.

A small anecdote: during my first year at Georgetown, I spotted H. Ross Perot’s name etched into the wall inside the entrance of McDonough Hall, the school’s main law building.  I did some asking around to find out why he’d be a GULC benefactor.  The answer?  The Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate wanted to express his appreciation to Marty Ginsburg, his tax lawyer, for a job well done over the years.

My condolences to Justice Ginsburg and her family.  I’ll be sitting shiva as I sit on the sidewalk tonight, convinced that Prof. Ginsburg is out there treating his friends old and new to a heavenly meal.

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