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Justice Ginsburg talks about decision to open VMI to women

Justice Ginsburg talks about decision to open VMI to women


JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG AUTHORED THE MAJORITY OPINION OPENING VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE TO WOMEN. BUT ON STAGE INSIDE VMI’S CAMERON HALL. SHE CHOSE TO READ SOMEONE ELSE’S WORDS.. A POEM WRITTEN BY A CRITIC OF THAT DECISION. 11:59:24 JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG – “I BROKE A NAIL. OH I COULD CRY A CUDDLY CORPORAL SHRIEKS. A SERGEANT DABS HER EYES TO BLOT MASCARA STREAKS. 12:00:02 JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG – “NOW THE WOMEN OF VMI SHOULD REALLY KNOW THAT THEY DON’T RESEMBLE ANY OF THE WOMEN DESCRIBED.” 12:15:44 HANNAH GILLAN/VMI CLASS OF 2019 – “I WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN HERE WITHOUT HER.” THIS IS THE FACE OF A FEMALE CADET. HANNAH GILLAN WAS BORN THE SAME YEAR WOMEN JOINED THE RAT LINE. 12:15:22 HANNAH GILLAN/VMI CLASS OF 2019 – “I CAME HERE AND THEY HAD FEMALE LEADER SINCE THE FIRST CLASS GRADUATED. THEY HAVE HAD THESE PIONEERS.” GINSBURG, WHO WAS ONE OF ONLY 9 WOMEN IN HER HARVARD LAW CLASS OF 500, HAS THAT IN COMMON WITH THOSE FIRST WOMEN TO SET FOOT ON THE PARADE GROUND. IN HIS LONE DISSENT, HER FRIEND THE LATE JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA SAID THE DECISION WOULD KILL VMI. 11:56:22 JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG – “I KNEW IT WOULDN’T. IT WOULD MAKE VMI A BETTER PLACE.” A CADET PRESENTED GINSBURG WITH A GIFT. BACK IN 1997, SHE RECEIVED A LETTER AND KEYDET PIN FROM A V-M-I ALUM. HE COULD SEE HER WEARING IT FROM THE AUDIENCE. 11:47:23 “THE ONE ENCLOSED WAS MY MOTHER’S. SHE IS DEAD NOW. WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT. IN AN ABSTRACT WAY YOU WILL BE MOTHER OF VMI’S FIRST AND SUCCEEDING WOMEN GRADUATES.” IN LEXINGTON, ANGELA HATCHER, WSLS 10. JUSTICE GINSBURG DID NOT DISCUSS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT JUSTICE NOMINEE … NEIL GORSUCH. THE HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S


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