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Justice Ginsburg’s Husband Dies, Was Tax Lawyer and Law Prof


Martin Ginsburg, the husband of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died of complications from cancer.

Martin Ginsburg, 78, was a lawyer and tax expert, according to the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. He had been a professor at Georgetown Law School and of counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Justice Ginsburg had called her husband “my best friend and biggest booster.” They were both undergraduates at Cornell University when they met on a blind date, and they both attended Harvard Law School together. Ruth Bader Ginsburg later said that Martin Ginsburg was “the only young man I dated who cared that I had a brain.” They had been married 56 years.

Martin Ginsburg told the New York Times in 1997 about one of the secrets to their happy marriage. “My wife does not give me any advice about cooking, and I do not give her advice about the law,” he said. “This seems to work quite well on both sides.”

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