All of Ginsburg’s former law clerks gave her this collar at a reunion in 2018. The collar’s inner neck line is embroidered with a quote from her late husband Marty Ginsburg: “It’s not sacrifice, it’s family.” Each layer on the piece refers to a member of the Ginsburg family.
This is indeed beautiful and remarkable - Marty Ginsburg a “proto-feminist unicorn” - but also, how many wives have played the very same role supporting their successful husbands and never been recognized for it..
As he was bedridden and dying from cancer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s husband Marty, who has given up a successful New York law practice to move with her to Washington in 1980, wrote this note on a yellow pad for his wife to find by his bedside:
😭 "My dearest Ruth, you are the only person I have loved in my life." In 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recited a handwritten letter that her late husband, Marty, had drafted to her when he was ill at a hospital in 2010. Listen here:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was married to her husband, Marty Ginsburg, a tax attorney, for 56 years before he died of cancer in 2010. Tune in to Eyewitness News as we honor her local legacy in a special half-hour on Monday at 5:30 p.m. #RBG #abc7ny
From our archives: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her marriage to her late husband, Marty. "I miss him every morning, because I have no one to go through the paper and pick out what I should read," she said in 2019.
"My dearest Ruth, you are the only person I have loved in my life." In 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recited a handwritten letter that her late husband, Marty, had drafted to her when he was ill at a hospital in 2010. Listen here:
As I think about Justice Ginsburg’s extraordinary life & legacy, I can only hope her beloved Marty was waiting with a joke & her favorite Scottish smoked salmon & caviar (preferably from @RussAndDaughter - first biz in the US to add DAUGHTERS to their name)