Second female Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female judge to serve on the supreme court of the United States was born on March 15, 1933.


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Justice Ruth was a legal pioneer for gender equality and an iconic figure for feminists who nicknamed her the notorious “RBG”.

In 2018, she was the subject of a popular documentary called “RBG”. As a ground-breaking lawyer for the American civil liberties union in the 1970s, justice Ginsburg successfully argued a series of cases in front of the high court that broke down gender barriers. Justice Ginsburg grew up in depression-era Brooklyn and attended Cornell where she met her husband Martin Ginsberg. In 1954, she graduated first in her class at Cornell. Two years later, she enrolled at Harvard law school where her husband was already enrolled.

Second female Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 3 Justice Ruth Ginsburg was one of nine women in a class of more than 500. During her years as a law student, Ginsburg took care of her newborn daughter Jane and her husband who was then diagnosed with testicular cancer. After her husband recovered and found a job at a New York law firm, she transferred to Columbia law school where she tied for first in her class at graduation in 1959. Ginsburg struggled to find work because of her gender. Eventually, she landed a position as a clerk for a federal district court judge and went on to join academia and in 1972 she became the first woman hired with tenure to Columbia law school. Around the same time, she became the first director of Aclu’s women’s rights project. with the ACLU she brought six cases before the supreme court between 1973 and 1979. Her team won five cases that together established the constitution’s equal protection clause applied to women as well as racial minorities. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S court of appeals for the D.C circuit. June 14, 1993, President Bill Clinton announced her nomination for the supreme court. Two months later she was confirmed by a wide margin. In 1996, Justice Ruth wrote a decision ordering the Virginia military institute to admit women that ruling ended a 157-year tradition of all-male education at the state-funded school.

In 2006, she sharply objected to a ruling that said workers may not sue their employers over unequal pay caused by discrimination alleged to have begun years earlier and she joined with Justice Anthony Kennedy for a string of liberal victories on same-sex marriage affirmative action and abortion. Outside of the court, Justice Ruth Ginsburg was known for her intensive workout routine, her love of opera, and her close friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia and I was listening to him and disagreeing with a good part of what he said but thought he said it in an. She drew attention for falling asleep in the 2015 state of the union address and she drew criticism for her frank remarks particularly on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump justice. Ginsburg is survived by her children and four grandchildren.

 

Justice Ruth late-life rock stardom could not remotely have been predicted in June 1993, when President Bill Clinton nominated the soft-spoken, 60-year-old judge,

who prized collegiality and whose friendship with conservative colleagues on the federal appeals court where she had served for 13 years left some feminist leaders fretting privately that the president was making a mistake. Mr. Clinton chose her to succeed Justice Byron R. White, an appointee of President John F. Kennedy, who was retiring after 31 years. Justice Ruth Senate confirmation seven weeks later, by a vote of 96 to 3, ended a drought in Democratic appointments to the Supreme Court that extended back to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Thurgood Marshall 26 years earlier.

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In 2006, she sharply objected to a ruling that said workers may not sue their employers over unequal pay caused by discrimination alleged to have begun years earlier and she joined with Justice Anthony Kennedy for a string of liberal victories on same-sex marriage affirmative action and abortion. Outside of the court, Justice Ginsburg was known for her intensive workout routine, her love of opera, and her close friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia and I was listening to him and disagreeing with a good part of what he said but thought he said it in an. She drew attention for falling asleep in the 2015 state of the union address and she drew criticism for her frank remarks particularly on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump justice. Justice Ruth Ginsburg is survived by her children and four grandchildren.

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