Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Beer Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ginsburg, Naperville business lawyerAs a business law attorney, my entire profession centers around the relationship between the business world and the law. There are countless laws that govern business and commerce in the United States, and it is my job to help business owners work within the law to achieve success.

This week, however, an announcement by a particular New England company offered a unique perspective on the law—or at on least one of the recognizable names associated with the practice of law in the United States. Boston-based Samuel Adams announced that a new beer will be introduced next week to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Beer

According to a release issued by the brewery, the forthcoming beer is a Belgian Brut IPA brewed with a special combination of hops put together by international hops purveyor Yakima Chief with help from the Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society is a non-profit group that helps foster the advancement and education of women in the beer industry. Sam Adams says that the beer was brewed on International Women’s Day, which was March 8, and that it is set to be released on March 29.

The company also said that it wanted to name the beer “Brut Bader Ginsburg, but our legal team, uh, dissented.” Instead, the company went with “When There Are Nine,” inspired by Justice Ginsburg’s declaration of what it would take to have enough women on the Supreme Court. Next week’s release will take place at a special event at the company’s taproom in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

The Judge

Justice Ginsburg recently returned to Supreme Court after having cancer surgery in December. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Ginsburg was appointed to the nation’s highest court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, as only the second female Supreme Court justice after Sandra Day O’Connor. Prior to her appointment, she was a professor at Rutgers Law School and was active in the fight for women’s rights. She then taught at Columbia University prior to being appointed as a federal appellate court judge for the District of Columbia circuit in 1980—a position she held until she was appointed to the Supreme Court.

Throughout her career, Justice Ginsburg has been known as a liberal champion of feminism and women’s rights. She co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as general counsel and director for several years.

Currently, Justice Ginsburg is the second-longest tenured sitting Supreme Court justice. Only Justice Clarence Thomas has served longer, having been appointed in 1991. She is also one of three women on the current Court, along with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, both of whom were appointed by President Barack Obama.

Contact a Naperville Business Lawyer

At the Gierach Law Firm, we respect and appreciate the contributions that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made to the legal profession and to the rights of women in our country. We join with Samuel Adams in the salute to Justice Ginsburg and her impressive career.

If you would like to know more about our firm and how we can help you with your business concerns, contact one of our experienced Naperville business law attorneys. Call 630-756-1160 for a confidential consultation today.



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