Book Review, 1021 UTBJ, Vol. 34, No. 5. 51

AuthorRuth Bader Ginsburg & Amanda L. Tyler
PositionVol. 34 5 Pg. 51

Book Review

Vol. 34 No. 5 Pg. 51

Utah Bar Journal

October, 2021

September 2021

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue:

A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union

Reviewed by Kristen Olsen

Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Amanda L. Tyler

In late 2019,I remember standing among a crowd of lawyers at the federal courthouse as the Utah Bar President declared that 2020 would be the Utah Bar's "Year of the Woman" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. Other organizations around the state and country were making similar pronouncements, see, e.g., Year of the Woman, Utah State University, (last visited Aug. 8, 2021); Akira Kyles, Mount Airy to declare 2020 Year of the Woman, celebrate 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, Carroll County Times (Jan. 18, 2020), maryland/carroll/news/cc-year-of-the-woman-20200118-rortlfvidndqfmp6fd7ocpgfwy-story.html, and the potential for this historic year for women seemed strong: several well-qualified women were actively campaigning for the U.S. presidency, various state legislatures were debating whether to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had recently undergone treatment for her fourth bout of cancer, announced, "I am on my way to being very well." Adam Liptak, 'I am on My Way to Being Very Well,' Justice Ginsberg Tells Thousands of Fans, N.Y. Times (Aug. 31, 2019), ruth-bader-ginsburg.html.

Enter 2020. Violence against women increased globally as society attempted to shelter-in-place during a worldwide pandemic, and women's retention and advancement in the workplace were disproportionately and negatively affected by the disruption. See The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against women during COVID-19, UN Women, in-focus/in-focus-gender-equality-in-covid-19-response/ violence-against-women-during-covid-19 (last visited Aug. 8, 2021); Julie Kashen, Sarah Jane Glynn, & Amanda Novello, How COVID-19 Sent Women's Workforce Progress Backward, Center for American Progress (Oct. 30, 2020), https://www. 30/492582/covid-19-sent-womens-workforce-progress-backward/. As per usual, two men battled it out for the presidency and the ERA remained unratified. As a final blow, on September 18, 2020, Justice Ginsburg lost her battle with...

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