About the Film
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. We are taken on the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court which has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans, until now. “RBG” is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career.
Closed captioning available. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Post-film panel on Sunday night with Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Peterson, University of Utah Law Professor Erika George and ACLU of Utah Legislative and Policy Counsel Marina Lowe. KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher will moderate
Justice Paige Petersen
Justice Paige Petersen was appointed to the Utah Supreme court in December 2017 by Governor Gary Herbert. Before joining the Supreme Court, she was a district court judge in the Third Judicial District, which serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Justice Petersen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah and received her law degree from Yale Law School. She first practiced civil litigation in New York and then transitioned to criminal law, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. In this position, she handled cases involving organized crime and international narcotics trafficking. Petersen then prosecuted war crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, where she was a member of the trial team responsible for successfully prosecuting the former Serbian Chief of Police for ethnic cleansing and mass murder in Kosovo. She then returned to Utah and joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, where she prosecuted violent crimes for three years before taking the bench in December 2017.
Professor Erika George
Professor George earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Professor George has worked with Human Rights Watch on investigations in South Africa on women’s rights, children’s rights, violence, the right to education, and abuses related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Professor George has also testified before international human rights treaty bodies and foreign governments, and she has briefed the international media on international human rights law, racial discrimination, and gender violence. Professor George teaches Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law, and Civil Procedure.
Before joining the ACLU of Utah as Staff Attorney in March 2007, Marina worked with the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, in the Appellate Division. Prior to that, Marina was an associate at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in San Francisco, concentrating on commercial litigation, as well as intellectual property counseling and litigation. During her tenure there, a significant part of her practice was the representation of pro bono clients, including: a petition for asylum on behalf of a refugee from the Congo; a petition for habeas corpus relief; and, working with local high school students in a program created to increase awareness for the law, and strengthen public speaking and writing skills for non-native English speaking students.