Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to speak at U of M Sept. 16

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak Tuesday at the University of Minnesota, as part of the law school’s Stein Lecture Series.

She’ll discuss the work of SCOTUS in a conversation with Robert Stein, the former law school dean who endowed the series.

Tickets for the event are sold out, but officials say there may be cancellations.

Ginsburg was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Clinton, the second woman ever to sit on the high court. She is 81, but in an interview this summer squelched speculation that she might retire any time soon.

Lecture series organizers say topics of Tuesday’s conversation will include:

  • Cases advancing the constitutional rights of women
  • The greater percentage of unanimous decisions in the court’s most recent term
  • The role of the chief justice
  • Diversity (or lack thereof) in the membership of the court
  • Collegiality of the justices
  • The decreased number of cases decided by the court in recent years

There will be time for questions.

You can also learn about all our free newsletter options.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply