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RBG’s Biggest Opinions, From Civil Rights to Civil Procedure

Law360

20 Sep 2020

Joe Palmore spoke to Law360 for an article covering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time as a law professor and civil rights lawyer.

According to Joe, who clerked for Justice Ginsburg, she was “a lawyer’s lawyer – precise, analytical, and evenhanded,” and she loved even the more granular rules of litigation.

He added that Justice Ginsburg’s time as a law professor at Rutgers and Columbia University likely influenced civil procedure cases that tend to fly under the radar.

“These decisions – on subjects like personal jurisdiction and the intricacies of the civil rules – obviously received much less public attention than her opinions on civil rights and other high-profile subjects,” he said. “But they have a big impact on how litigation is conducted in federal court.”

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