Sisters in Law
How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the WorldeBook - 2015
The relationship between Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg--Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher's daughter and Brooklyn girl--transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other's presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second women to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women.
Linda Hirshman's dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for recognition in a male-dominated profession--battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. Hirshman also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, setting precedent in cases dealing with employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women's lives.
Sisters in Law combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes, bringing these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.
From Library Staff
SnoIsleLib_KarenM May 09, 2017
How did the Supreme Court move from indifference to sex discrimination, to treating it as constitutionally prohibited? This is a biography of the first women to serve as Supreme Court justices, but also addresses how we arrived at our current understanding of women's legal rights.