Lehigh Valley author reflects on her time meeting the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Written by on September 22, 2020

Lehigh Valley author reflects on her time meeting the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

By Brittany Sweeney

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — here in her chambers during a 2019 interview with NPR’s Nina Totenberg — died on Friday at the age of 87. Shuran Huang/NPR

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a local author reflects on her time meeting with the late judge.

Communications Professor at Penn State Lehigh Valley Dr. Nichola Gutgold calls Ruth Bader Ginsberg the feminist architect of the women’s movement.

The professor sat down with the woman widely known as RBG in 2010 for a biography she wrote about the four women of the supreme court.

“I could actually feel an aura of greatness emanating from her and it was such a feeling I had that when I left her chambers, I said I was just in the presence of greatness and I have never felt that way before and I’ve interviewed many important people, but hers was at a completely different level,” said Gutgold.

Gutgold went on to write a children’s book, released earlier this year, about those same women – saying she hopes to inspire and educate children about who is leading the country.

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