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Oakmont Sunday Symposium


Sunday May 19th 2019 - 10:30am to

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium meets on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Berger Center. A $3 donation is requested. For more information, go to oakmontsundaysymposium.org.

May 19 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Oak Dowling

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Legal scholars and advocates credit Ginsburg’s body of work with making significant legal advances for women under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Taken together, Ginsburg’s legal victories discouraged legislatures from treating women and men differently under the law. She continued to work on the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project until her appointment to the Federal Bench in 1980. Upon the nomination of President Clinton, Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983.

Through clips from the documentary RBG, Oak Dowling will explore Ginsburg’s life and career with emphasis on her legal legacy. Dowling is a retired attorney with 43 years of practice, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Law School and a native of Chicago. For more than 25 years he was a part-time Instructor of Law at College of Marin, and for the past eight years he has been an instructor in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at Dominican University on the subject of “Courtroom Drama in the Movies and Theatre.”

After May 18, the symposium is going on summer break. It will return on Sept. 8, when the speaker will be Rep. Mike Thompson.


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