Patt and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discuss the Constitution
Rancor over “activist judges,” conflict over the balance of power between the judicial and executive branches, serious vacancies in the Federal courts’ system—some major themes have emerged surrounding the status of the United States Supreme Court over the last decade. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, has seen key parts of those judicial themes evolve. She talks with Patt about the current climate on the court and her legacy as the second female justice and first Jewish female justice to be appointed to the highest court in the land and as an advocate for equality as a constitutional principle.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, appointed in 1993 by president Bill Clinton; former professor of law at Columbia University School of Law (1972 to 1980) and Rutgers State University of New Jersey (1963 to 1972).