Professor Jason Mazzone reflected on the legal legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a recent article in the News-Gazette. An excerpt from the article follows:
Ginsburg wrote significant majority opinions, but her dissents might end up being better known.
In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Court invalidated a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, reasoning that because historic racial gaps in voting access had closed, the law’s provision was no longer needed.
In dissent, Ginsburg wrote that that was “like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”
All law students remember the phrase.
Read the full article at news-gazette.com.