Legal News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Honored by Fellow Justice Elena Kagan
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

During a lecture Monday night, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “is responsible for eliminating sex discrimination from American law,” according to The New York Law Journal.

Kagan was speaking at a forum that celebrated Ginsburg’s fight for female equality. Kagan credited Ginsburgh and Sandra Day O’Connor for paving the way for women in this country.


“In those 25 years, the world has changed, so that my and Justice [Sonia] Sotomayor’s post-law school career paths were ever so much easier,” said Kagan.

The lecture took place at the New York City Bar Association, which hosted some 400 attendees, most of whom were women. Ginsburg was in attendance, sitting in the front row, as Kagan made her remarks.

Kagan spoke of the majority opinion Ginsburg wrote in the 1996 case of United States v. Virginia. In that case, the Supreme Court struck down the male-only admission policy of the Virginia Military Institute.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

“As a lawyer … she chose her clients, her cases and her targets with exquisite care to avoid pushing the court too far, too fast,” Kagan said.

The event on Monday was part of the New York City Bar’s annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law. The event began back in 2000. This year’s event was the first time that Ginsburg was honored. Former honorees of the event include former Chief Judge of New York Judith Kaye, Madeleine Albright and former New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse.

Both of the justices answered questions following the speech given by Kagan.

“I am a little worried that the gains that women have made have slowed and there could even be a backslide,” Ginsburg said. “I wonder why today’s young women don’t seem to be as fired up as the women in my generation were about ensuring that women have an equal chance to aspire to follow their dreams.”


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Associate Attorney


Baltimore office of our client seeks mid-level litigation associate attorney with 3+ years of experi...

Apply Now

Junior Employment Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking an attorney with 2-3 years of employment litigation, class action or...

Apply Now

Transactional Real Estate Attorney with 5+ years of experience

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of boutique firm is seeking a transactional real estate attorney 5+ years of ex...

Apply Now

Business Transactions Attorney Partner


Portland office of our client seeks business transactions attorney partner with 4+ years of experien...

Apply Now


Hotline & Training Managing Attorney (IMMIGRATION)

USA-NY-New York City

The Hotline & Training Services Managing Attorney will guide, develop, and supervise the Hotline sta...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


A civil plaintiff’s law firm is hiring for an associate attorney, preferably with strong resea...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Sugar Land

Insurance Defense firm seeks an Associate Attorney with a MINIMUM of 3-5 years\' experience in litig...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal


We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now


To Top