On The Basis of Sex Honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, the first act of this film flies by outlining the greatest hits of Ginsburg's life before diving head first into the landmark case that made her career. Ginsburg argued in 1975, Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, where a widower was denied his wife’s survivor benefits under Social Security. Ginsberg successfully argued this violated the right to equal protection secured by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.