The strength to pause, eye the barrier and then forge onward is likely the character trait that carried Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg past all the petty injustices and the greater rebuffs that stopped other women from pursuing a career in the law in the 1950s and early 1960s. Ginsburg recently talked to Legal Times about those early years and her experience as a legal pioneer. In conversation, she seems to have no bitterness about what could have held her back -- and sometimes did.
Justice Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the Law
November 13, 2007