It Is The Lesson Of Ginsburg's Eight Decades ...

'It is the lesson of Ginsburg's eight decades -- marked by early loss and professional rejection -- that life's vicissitudes can open unexpected doors and bring new opportunities ...

She was rebuffed for a Supreme Court clerkship by Justice Felix Frankfurter because she was a woman and then was turned down by major New York law firms. She later wrote that law firms in the 1950s were beginning to hire Jews. "They had just gotten over that form of discrimination," she wrote. "But to be a Jew, a woman and a mother to boot," she wrote, "that combination was a bit much."

Read more: "The making of a judicial phenomenon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg marks 25 years on the bench" on the CNN website.

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