Gruber Distinguished Lecturer in Women’s Rights:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Yale Law School was pleased to welcome Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the inaugural Gruber Distinguished Lecturer in Women’s Rights. We celebrated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her pioneering work reshaping the meaning of equality.
The program began in the Yale Law School Auditorium on Friday the 19th of October
at 1:30 p.m. with a discussion of “Equality’s Frontiers.” The panelists were Cary Franklin ’05, Assistant
Professor, University of Texas School of Law;
Melissa Murray '02, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, School
of Law; Judith Resnik,
the Arthur Liman Professor of Law, from Yale Law School;
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale University;
Ian Shapiro ’87, Sterling
Professor of Political Science and Director of the MacMillan Center, Yale University;
Kenji Yoshino ’96, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New
York University School of Law.
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The program continued from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Battell Chapel, for the
exchange between Justice Ginsburg and
Linda Greenhouse ’78,
Senior Research Scholar in Law, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence,
and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.
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During the afternoon, cases related to sex discrimination, same-sex marriage, litigation as a source of equality, and reproductive rights were discussed. Below are links to some of the references, so that those interested may read the cases after the discussion.
Geduldig v. Aiello, 417 U.S. 484 (1974)
Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, 420 U.S. 636 (1975)
Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977)
Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan, 458 U.S. 718 (1982)
M.L.B. v. S.L.J., 519 U.S. 102 (1996)
United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515 (1996)
Miller v. Albright, 523 U.S. 420 (1998)
Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000)
Nguyen v. INS, 533 U.S. 53 (2001)
Nevada Dept. of Social Services v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003)
Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007)
Coleman v. Court of Appeals of MD, 132 S.Ct. 1327 (2012)
The Gruber Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights.