Irin Carmon, co-author of the bestselling biography, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be in conversation with Laura Brill, attorney and former law clerk to Justice Ginsburg at Chevalier’s on Saturday, April 16th at 4 pm to celebrate RBG. Please join us for this amazing event.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—but nearly a half-century into her career she went viral.
Notorious RBG, inspired by Shana Knizhnik’s Tumblr page that amused even the Justice herself, is more than just a love letter. The book draws on intimate knowledge from Ginsburg’s family, friends, colleagues, and clerks. It is an original hybrid of reported narrative, rare archival photos and documents that tells the story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to hard work and progress.
“What a wonderful book: The annotated dissents! The knockout photos! Why she likes to write through the night! The Litany of big cases she won as a lawyer, and how she picked them! How she made Bill Clinton cry! I thought I knew me some Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but apparently I was wrong. Notorious RBG is a great contribution to what we know about this remarkable jurist, but also a laugh-out-loud joy to read.”— Rachel Maddow
IRIN CARMON is a national reporter at MSNBC, where she covers gender, politics and law. She is a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice and was a staff writer at Salon and Jezebel. In 2011, Forbes named Carmon one of the “30 under 30” in media, and her work on reproductive rights has been honored by Planned Parenthood, NARAL-NY, the Sidney Hillman foundation and the New York Abortion Access Fund.
LAURA BRILL is recognized as among the top appellate and intellectual property litigators in California. She served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with whom she has co-authored several articles. She has appeared numerous times as a public radio commentator on constitutional law issues and has published in the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Diego Union-Tribune. Laura Brill practices at Kendall Brill Kelly and maintains an active pro bono docket, with a focus on equal rights, freedom of expression, and challenges to the use of the initiative process.