The Jabot
The Jabot
Apr 30, 2021
The Life and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amanda Tyler - Episode 57
Play • 26 min

Kathryn is joined by Berkeley Law Professor Amanda L. Tyler. She’s also a former clerk of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the co-author of the Justice’s final book JUSTICE, JUSTICE THOU SHALT PURSUE: A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union. They discuss how Amanda went from clerk to writing this book with Justice Ginsburg. They dive into the book as Justice Ginsburg's final work, and how it frames her legacy. They talk about Justice Ginsburg's penchant for writing powerful dissents and what RBG's perspective was on that. They chat about what it was like working with Justice Ginsburg and how clerking was different than putting the book together.

Episode Resources

  •  Episode Highlights
  • How the idea of the book came about - 1:12
  • Working as hard as ever - 2:45
  • Several publishers did not want to publish the book - 5:03
  • Loyalty to a friend - 6:13
  • Her final speeches - 8:30
  • Characterizing her legacy - 10:00
  • The bigger points of legacy - 11:03
  • She hates to lose - 15:25
  • She was speaking to the future - 16:39
  • A special message that she wanted to leave - 22:11
  • Opening the door to help students - 23:47
  • How to think about the law - 24:13


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