Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Internationalist

Ruth Bader GinsburgLots of the praise for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died this past Friday, is a little bit about the Justice and a bit about the concerns of the writer. Former law clerks who have praised their former boss have reminded everyone of their elite credentials. Advocacy groups have praised Justice Ginsburg for just those views and opinions that line up with their own work. The Jewish world has noted her pride in her Jewish heritage. And so forth. I would like to honor this extraordinary judge in the same way, with a short appreciation of her views on the reasons why judges should consider foreign decisions, not as binding precedent but as persuasive authorities. (more…)

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