6 Lincoln Mem'l U. L. Rev. 1 (2019)

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  LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
                  LAW REVIEW




         VOLUME 6 SPRING 2019 ISSUE 1



            RUTH BADER GINSBURG:
 EXAMINING HER PATH TO THE HIGH COURT
   BENCH AND ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE
                       ACLU

               By Jennifer L. Brinkleyl

ABSTRACT

      This paper examines Justice Ginsburg's history, her
impassioned activism on behalf of the American Civil Liberties
Union, her confirmation to the United States Supreme Court,
and the partisan politics of 2016, which resulted in the failed
nomination of moderate jurist, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.

I. INTRODUCTION

      While preparing for her Senate confirmation hearing in
1993, White  House  staffers interrogated Judge Ginsburg


1 Jennifer L. Brinkley is a Pedagogical Assistant Professor of
Paralegal Studies at Western Kentucky University. Her research
interests include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, gender and the judiciary, and
women and the law in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She holds a Juris Doctor
from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a Master of
Arts in Criminology from Western Kentucky University. The author
would like to thank Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Dr. Holli
Drummond, Professor Julie Shadoan, Dr. Amy Krull, Assistant Dean
Lori Ringhand, Dr. Jerry Daday, Alan Logsdon, Tracy Bryant,
Rosemary Meszaros, Representatives Linda and Larry Belcher,
David Brinkley, and Gauge Brinkley.

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