• Angela Onwuachi-Willig

    Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the dean of the Boston University School of Law and a professor of law; she can be reached at aow@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 3 comments on POV: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fought Tirelessly for What She Believed Was Right

  1. A beautiful and thought provoking memorial to Justice Ginsburg. I appreciate the courage of Dean Onwauchi-Willig to both praise Justice Ginsburg for her intelligence, fortitude, and selfless service to our Nation and her legacy of fighting for equal rights for all, while also noting the less well known contributions of Pauli Murray and Kimberle Crenshaw – two black women without whom she might never have crafted the winning arguments she produced in her career as a lawyer prior to her appointment to the DC Circuit. Also noteworthy is the fact that Justice Ginsburg selected only 1 African American clerk during her tenure. I believe it is a greater honor to memorialize the whole person – their amazing gifts and successes along with the ways in which they display their imperfect humanity that make for the best obituaries, because in the end it is the sum of our strengths and our weaknesses that make us true s/heroes.

  2. Could BU Today please eliminate “for what she believed” from the title. She fought for what was, and still is, right. Timidity was not her style. Not should it be BUToday’s

    James Schmidt
    Professor of History, Philosophy, and Political Science
    Boston University
    http://sites.bu.edu/schmidt

    1. James, thanks, as we often do with POV headlines, we pulled language from the writer’s piece. In this case, Angela writes: ” No matter the challenge, Justice Ginsburg worked tirelessly for what she believed was right.”

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