A podcast about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's oral arguments in the Supreme Court—before she was #NotoriousRBG. Hosted by Lauren Moxley Beatty.
We Won’t Settle for Tokens (Finale Rebroadcast)
Episode 8 [Rebroadcast]: Lauren breaks down the final tape of Ginsburg’s career as an advocate before the Supreme Court, and reflects on what she’s learned through this project. Questions for Lauren? Shoot her an email at email@example.com, or find her on Twitter @laurenmoxley.
Ride on Its Skirttails (Rebroadcast)
Episode 7 (Rebroadcast): After Leon Goldfarb’s wife, Hannah Goldfarb, passed away, he was denied benefits available to sole surviving spouses that he would have obtained if their gender-roles were reversed. Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented Leon in challenging the law. The government argued that Ginsburg wanted to “characterize this as a women’s rights case because the cause...
Near Beer and the Middle Tier (Rebroadcast)
Episode 6 (Rebroadcast): When did the Supreme Court finally raise the bar for sex equality under the Constitution? In a case about beer. In Oklahoma, women could buy 3.2% alcohol beer at 18, but men had to wait until they turned 21. Two fraternity brothers at Oklahoma State University teamed up with a co-owner of...
Not a Pedestal, But a Cage (Rebroadcast)
Episode 5 (Rebroadcast): After Stephen Wiesenfeld’s wife Paula died giving birth to their son, he was denied benefits available to sole surviving mothers with modest incomes. Had Stephen and Paula’s places been reversed, Paula would have received those benefits. Ruth Bader Ginsburg represented Stephen in challenging the social security law. She used the case to show how...
Make Us Serve (Rebroadcast)
Episode 4 (Rebroadcast): Edwards v. Healy involved a challenge to a Louisiana law that excused women from the duty to serve on juries. In Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s third oral argument before the Supreme Court, she tried to get the Court to overturn a ruling of just 13 years earlier upholding a volunteers-only jury scheme for...
Pregnancy Discrimination Cases of the 1970s (Rebroadcast)
Episode 3 (Rebroadcast): At the same time that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was arguing the sex equality cases that we’re focusing on in this podcast, the Supreme Court also heard a number of pregnancy discrimination cases. In each case, the Burger Court struggled to see how pregnancy discrimination is a function of sex. In their minds,...
This show is so good, I’m telling everyone I know to listen. If you would like to hear a brilliant woman discuss another brilliant woman’s historic legal achievements, this is for you. Press play, you won’t regret it!
Please create more episodes! I absolutely love this podcast. You explain the cases and all the various nuances so well for those of us who do not work in the legal field.
Fascinating compilation about RBG landmark cases
I’m not a lawyer but this series is truly engrossing. Lauren is an amazing speaker. Highly recommended!