Chicago’s James Ginsburg on his mom, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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WASHINGTON–Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is profiled in the latest New Yorker, with author Jeffrey Toobin talking to her son, James–who is the founder of Cedille Records, a classical music label in Chicago–about his mom and his late father, Martin, also an attorney.

Excerpt: In 1980, Jimmy Carter appointed Ginsburg to the D.C. Circuit. Marty became a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, while also establishing an aliation with the Fried Frank law rm, in Washington. “My parents complemented each other,” James Ginsburg told me. “My father was the extrovert, always the life of the party, as well as the cook. Mom is obviously personally more reserved, more quiet. They worked so well together. Growing up, I didn’t know that it was unusual for both parents to have careers. People would always ask me what my dad did, and I always wondered why people didn’t ask me about my mom. Early on, my mom followed my dad to New York, and, later on, he followed her to Washington.” James Ginsburg founded and runs a non-prot classical-music label in Chicago.”

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