Document Type



Legal Biography


In this whimsical piece, Professor Pomp describes the experience of dining with Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she served on the D.C. Circuit. Invited to dinner by Marty Ginsburg, a tax legend, Pomp’s initial uncertainty of how to engage Judge Ginsburg in small talk quickly vanished due to her Socratic and sincere interest in his work. Pomp, while reflecting on the dinner conversation, recalls feeling that he was in the presence of greatness. This article portrays what was not only Justice Ginsburg’s supreme intellect, but her warm, nurturing humanity as well.