Tucked away next to the sign for a flyfishing shop on Vista Ave. in Boise is a small plaque and memorial to Sally Reed who once lived on the spot.
In 1971 Boise attorney Allen Derr joined efforts with then-lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the United States Supreme Court to strike a blow for women’s rights on behalf of Sally Reed. Ginsburg later became a Supreme Court Justice.
The Idaho Supremes had given preference to Reed’s former husband over the estate of their deceased son, preferring the male over mother. The case was reversed and became a land mark decision on behalf of women.
Within hours of Ginsburg’s death Friday, flowers were placed at the Sally Reed memorial along with thoughts and items to honor the two women.
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