Professor Kalir Interviewed on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Sept. 21, 2020, Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir was interviewed by Charles Ellison of WURD Radio in Philadelphia on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The conversation covered key opinions authored by Justice Ginsburg (for example, the Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”) case, which allowed women into this previous male-only military academy for the first time thanks to her; and the Lilly Ledbedder dissenting opinion, allowing women more time to sue for pay discrimination at work, which became President Obama’s first signed law). 

Professor Kalir also discussed the various options Democrats may have in the face of a speedy confirmation process to the Supreme Court by the Republican-controlled Senate, and the implications of such a process in light of opposing view taken by Senate leaders back in February 2016, upon the passing of Justice Scalia. Finally, Professor Kalir discussed Justice Ginsburg’s explicit “fervent” dying wish, that she would “not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Professor Kalir noted that unfortunately, that dying wish received very little attention over the weekend, and perhaps should be amplified in the coming days by her many supporters. 

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