Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Reading List

Justice Ginsburg has authored, and joined in, countless dissents over the years, some of which have inspired legislation. Below are some notable dissents authored by Justice Ginsburg:

  • Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415, 436 (1994) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to Oyez.
  • City of Chi. v. Int'l Coll. of Surgeons, 522 U.S. 156, 175 (1997) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to Oyez.
  • Amoco Prod. Co. v. S. UTE Indian Tribe, 526 U.S. 865, 880 (1999) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to Oyez.
  • Palazzolo v. R.I., 533 U.S. 606, 645 (2001) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to Oyez.
  • Gratz v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 244, 298 (2003) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to Oyez.
  • Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618, 643 (2007) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SupremeCourt.gov.
  • Winter v. Nat. Res. Def. Council, Inc., 555 U.S. 7, 43 (2008) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • ‚ÄčRicci v. DeStefano, 557 U.S. 557, 608 (2009) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599, 620 (2009) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Se. Alaska Conservation Council, 557 U.S. 261, 296 (2009) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Connick v. Thompson, 563 U.S. 51, 79 (2011) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • United States v. Tohono O'odham Nation, 563 U.S. 307, 330 (2011) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Kentucky v. King, 563 U.S. 452, 473 (2011) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Coleman v. Maryland Ct. of Appeals, 132 S. Ct. 1327, 1339 (2012) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 1351, 1373 (2013) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Fisher v. Univ. of Tex., 133 S. Ct. 2411, 2432 (2013) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting).  LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Shelby Cty. v. Holder, 133 S. Ct. 2612, 2632 (2013) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Vance v. Ball State Univ., 133 S. Ct. 2434, 2454 (2013) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751, 2787 (2014) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, 134 S. Ct. 2175, 2189 (2014) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540, 1554 (2016) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, 138 S. Ct. 1719, 1748 (2018) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Hernandez v. Mesa, 140 S. Ct. 735, 753 (2020) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • McKinney v. Arizona, 140 S. Ct. 702, 709 (2020) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Republican Nat'l Comm. v. Democratic Nat'l Comm., 140 S. Ct. 1205, 1208 (2020) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter & Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, 140 S. Ct. 2367, 2400 (2020) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting). LINK to SCOTUSblog.

For more dissent opinions authored, or joined, by Justice Ginsburg, please visit the Proquest Supreme Court Insight database (authentication required for off-campus users).