Tags: Supreme Court | ginsburg | constitution | equal rights | amendment

Ginsburg: 'Equal-Protection' Amendment Should Be Added to Constitution

Image: Ginsburg: 'Equal-Protection' Amendment Should Be Added to Constitution
(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:32 AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says an "equal-protection" amendment should be added to the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal legal treatment for men and women.

"I want my granddaughters to see what are the fundamental tenets of our society," the 84-year-old Supreme Court justice said in an address to students at New York University Law School, The Washington Square News reports.

"There is nothing in the Constitution that says that men and women are people of equal citizenship stature."

Ginsburg said being a woman on the nation's top court has not been a cake walk.

"The worst period was when I was lone woman on the court, when there were eight rather well-fed men, and there was little me," Ginsburg said, adding that things have improved.

She expressed admiration for fellow female Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, telling the audience, "Anyone who observes court proceedings will confirm that my female colleagues are not shrinking violets."

Asked about a recent study that showed female justices are interrupted more often than male ones, Ginsburg — affectionately known as "The Notorious R.B.G." after rapper "The Notorious B.I.G" — said it had gotten her attention.

"Let's see how it affects my colleagues. I think it well may," she added, according to The New York Times.

Ginsburg's appearance at NYU's John L. Tishman Auditorium on Monday was co-sponsored by three organizations within NYU Law: the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network, Law Women and the Women of Color Collective.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says an "equal-protection" amendment should be added to the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal legal treatment for men and women.
ginsburg, constitution, equal rights, amendment
241
2018-32-08
Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:32 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved