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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00 am | Updated: 9:42 am, Fri Jun 1, 2012.

On Friday, May 25, the Radcliffe Institute honored Margaret Marshall, a.k.a. Margie, the brilliant and charismatic former Chief Justice (first woman) of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is best known for her opinion holding that same-sex couples have an equal right to marry under the Massachusetts Constitution, but that is only one of many carefully reasoned opinions authored by her in her years on the court.

Margie's speech was about the rule of law and what she sees as the threats to an unbiased and independent judiciary, which is at the core of a government of laws and not men (and women). Margie herself is a native of South Africa. She came to this country because her leadership of other college students protesting apartheid left her no choice but to flee her home. So when it comes to the rule of law, she comes to the issue with an appreciation for that particular miracle borne of experience.

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