Ginsburg, In Book, Questions Confidential #Metoo Agreements

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November 07, 2019 - 1:06 am

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the inaugural Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture at the University of California at Berkeley, in Berkeley, Calif. A new book on Ginsburg explores her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that courts stop enforcing confidentiality clauses in sexual misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new book on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that courts stop enforcing confidentiality clauses in sexual misconduct cases.

The remarks come as more victims complain that non-disclosure agreements silence women and enable predators.

The book, "Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law," is written by National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen.

In one of their talks, Ginsburg wonders if confidential agreements will become obsolete in sexual harassment cases as more victims speak out.

But some victims' lawyers say they serve a crucial purpose. Lawyer Debra Katz says the agreements help victims secure settlements and protect their privacy.

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