A defining moment for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

A defining moment for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg“…This may sound like a mundane slice of life for a family caregiver, trying to make ends meet and provide the care his loved one needs. But Charles Moritz was denied his tax deduction because the law at the time did not recognize him as a caregiver. Section 214 of the Internal Revenue Code specifically limited the deduction to “a woman, a widower or divorcée, or a husband whose wife is incapacitated or institutionalized.” This seemingly low stakes case (Moritz’s deduction amounted to just over $300) became a career-defining moment for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1970 when she chose to represent Moritz in the court of appeals. As the central plot for On the Basis of Sex, a major motion picture which came out early this year, Bader Ginsburg argued and won this case, stating that any law which discriminates on the basis of sex is unjust…”Read more in this insightful article: https://bit.ly/32JQKrf

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