Nadine Taub was a brilliant lawyer who with Ruth Ginsburg was among the first to litigate women’s rights cases. She began that work in 1971 at Rutgers where she was recruited by Ruth Ginsburg to found the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic. I tell the story of that era in my essay People’s Electric – Engaged legal Education at Rutgers Newark in the 1960s and 1970s.
I was privileged to co-author a brief with her in Collins v. Union County Jail (1997). A gay prisoner had been assaulted by a guard. We wrote for amicus curiae National Organization for Women and helped to overturn the New Jersey precedents that one could not recover for sexual assault unless there had been physical injury. – gwc