Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer taking on Donald Trump and the far-right

New York (AFP) – “I don’t really like a bully,” says Roberta Kaplan, explaining what drove her to become a lawyer — and is what is driving her now to sue Donald Trump and figures on the American far-right, even though it has led to multiple threats against her. The 54-year-old rose to fame in 2013 with victory in the Supreme Court in the Edie Windsor case, in which it declared unconstitutional a federal law limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman. The ruling paved the way for legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States in 2015. Armed with this fame and multiple profe…

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