Nina Totenberg on Marty Ginsburg

Posted in Non-justiciable by Mike Sacks on July 3, 2010

My former boss, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, has written a short and sweet story about Marty and Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

On the last day of the Supreme Court term, less than 24 hours after her husband had died, an ashen-faced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced her opinion for the court in one of the term’s major cases. She was on the bench, she told colleagues, because “Marty would have wanted it this way.”

This piece is not just the work of a reporter, but also of a friend.  Nina has been close with the Ginsburgs dating back over three decades to Justice Ginsburg’s days as a pioneering lawyer for gender equality at the ACLU.

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  1. Gail Dreyfuss said, on July 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The work of Nina Totenberg, who for so many years has provided insight into the world of the court, is a rare treasure. Now she has taken us into the marriage of mind and heart shared by Ruth and Marty. I am grateful to them for the inspiration they give us all, and to Nina for sharing their story in language that transcends reporting.

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