US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nominated by Democratic President Clinton in 1993 as the Second Woman

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933. She received her BA from Cornell, attended Harvard Law, and received her LLB from Columbia Law. From 1959-1961 she served as law clerk to the Honorable Edmund Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980 and on the ACLU’s National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat in 1993.

Bader Ginsburg is currently the oldest Justice serving on the Supreme Court, has had three bouts with cancer, broke three ribs during a fall in her office in 2018, and should be most closely watched as the next Justice to be replaced, especially in light of the fact the current President will most likely replace this liberal Justice with a far more conservative nominee and thus tilt the Court even further to the right.

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