Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87 on Sept. 18 left behind an outstanding legacy. Future generations will benefit from her words of wisdom – and there’s still more to come.
Ginsburg’s final book, “Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union,” will be released posthumously in March 2021.
Before she died, Ginsburg worked on the 300-page book with Amanda Tyler, her former clerk and a current professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
“Over the spring and summer of this year, as Justice Ginsburg and I assembled this book, I had the special privilege of working closely with her one last time,” Tyler said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” is a review of Ginsburg’s legal work and how it affected the American legal system, alongside her own memories — her final thoughts, you could say.
It will include previously unreleased documents, such as briefs and oral arguments, speeches and opinions written by RBG.
“Each document was chosen by Ginsburg and Tyler to tell the story of the litigation strategy and optimistic vision that were at the heart of Ginsburg’s unwavering commitment to the achievement of ‘a more perfect Union,'” the book’s publisher, the University of California Press, wrote.
Ginsburg’s contribution to the development — and improvement — of the U.S. legal system can’t be denied. “Ginsburg dismantled long-entrenched systems of discrimination based on outdated stereotypes by showing how such laws hold back both genders,” the publisher wrote.
Tyler revealed that despite her advancing age, RBG was “every bit as rigorous an editor as she had been 20 years ago when I clerked for her.”
“Right up until the end, she was still teaching me about the craft of writing, how important precision is, and to never use four words when three will do,” she told THR.