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'On The Basis Of Sex' Follows A Fiery Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Supreme Court Justice is having a moment — a documentary, several biographies, even a coloring book. Now, a new movie chronicles her early career, including a landmark discrimination case.
Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. Source: Jonathan Wenk

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having a moment. For the past couple of years, she's transcended her role on the Court, becoming a liberal pop culture icon.

CNN made a much-hailed documentary about her life, titled . There have been several biographies. She wrote her own in 2016. There's even a coloring book.

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