After her attorney husband shows her an obscure tax law discriminating against men, future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg uses it to challenge laws that discriminate against women.

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    On the Basis of Sex

    Singularity Posted on July 22, 2019 in Biography,   Examples.
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      Could you just say “case” rather than “tax law case”? He’s a tax attorney so is it not a bit of a given? I’m being super picky and also I like the repetition of law(s) so feel free to disregard.

      I haven’t seen the film but the only thing is that I wonder if “challenge” can be something more dramatic. “fights against laws” or something. This to me suggests a bit more passion and drama than simply challenging something.

      Summitry Answered on July 23, 2019.
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        I can see your point on “tax law case” , but I think “challenge” does the job in terms of the target audience to whom the premise might appeal.

        Ginsburg was playing a long game. She used the case to (short term) establish a precedent to (long term) take down laws that discriminated against women.  One law at a time —  that’s the way the legal system works.  The film focuses on the opening round of decades of trench warfare against laws that discriminate against women.

        BTW: The inciting incident (her husband bring to the case to her attention) occurs in the 40th minute of the film. 

        Singularity Answered on July 23, 2019.
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