Patterico's Pontifications

6/27/2010

Martin Ginsburg (1932-2010)

Filed under: Judiciary — DRJ @ 7:06 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

My condolences to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the death of her husband, Martin Ginsburg, who died today of cancer at age 78. They met as students at Cornell and had been married 56 years last week.

— DRJ

11 Responses to “Martin Ginsburg (1932-2010)”

  1. I don’t much care for Ms. Ginsberg’s politics, but I feel her grief for her loss. At least they had the anniversary before cancer finally took him.

    Sad story.

    Eric Blair (02a138)

  2. Just read that the late Mr. Ginsberg was a tax lawyer. Has a tax lawyer ever served on the United States Supreme Court? Seems like it might be an improvement over the usual candidates.

    JVW (8aff2c)

  3. I think he was a highly regarded tax lawyer, both in the U.S. and internationally.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  4. I did not realize that they were both battling cancer at the same time. Doubly sad.

    elissa (7df0ad)

  5. 56 years together – what a wonderful gift, and with that, I cannot imagine the depth of her loss.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  6. Yes, very sad. Both fighting cancer.

    Patricia (160852)

  7. Condolences to the Ginsberg family.

    Beldar (ba1b1f)

  8. Yikes, “Ginsburg.” I hate it when I do that.

    Beldar (ba1b1f)

  9. Double yikes. The least I could have done is gotten the last name right.

    Eric Blair (02a138)

  10. I had Prof. Ginsburg for corporate taxation in law school at Georgetown. Hardest law school class I took.

    RIP & condolences

    A.S. (09b2d3)

  11. I hope she can find joy in the many years together. And I believe he is now in a better place, and she will join him eventually. I am 90% sure that is not consonent with their individual religious beliefs, but its what i believe, regardless.

    Its sort of like when my atheist grandfather passed on. my first thought, in a fit of gallows humor, was to say, “he’s in a better place now. he’s probably surprised to be there, but there you go.”

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)


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