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Biography

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's facts

Date of Birth 1933-03-15
Nationality American
Profession Associate Justice
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Martin Ginsburg
Married on 1954
Children Jane Ginsburg, James Steven Ginsburg
Education at Cornell University
Name on Birth Ruth Joan Bader
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, US

Born on 15th March, 1933 ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ is a well-known Associate Justice of the ‘Supreme Court of the United States’. She held the responsibility as an Associate Justice on 10th August, 1933 after being appointed by the president Bill Clinton. Ruth was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. At the age of thirteen, she acted as ‘Camp rabbi’ at Jewish summer program. As per her educational background, she completed her graduation from the ‘Cornell University’ majoring in Arts degree in government. She also joined Columbia Law School after which she became first woman to get two major ‘law reviews’. In the year 1959, she earned ‘Bachelor of Laws’ degree at Columbia.

Talking about her career, she started her career as a clerkship working for the honorable judge ‘Edmund L. Palmieri’ of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In 1961, she started working as a research associate. After working some period as a research associate, she held the responsibility as an associate director of ‘Columbia Law School Project’ on International Procedure. In the year 1963, she served as a professor of law at ‘Rutgers’. Her next working destination came at the Columbia where she became the co-author of first law school ‘casebook’ which was based on sex discrimination. In 1972, she co-founded ‘Women’s Rights Project’ at American Civil Liberties Union. In the year 1980, she started her judicial career after being appointed to the ‘U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’ by the president Jimmy Carter. Ruth dedicated 13 years of her career working in the court. In 1993, she was nominated to fill the seat of Associate Justice by the president ‘Bill Clinton’.

On the date of 10th August, 1993 she was confirmed to held the responsibility as an associate Justice. She consistently supported abortion rights while working as cautious approach to adjudication. In 2009, she became the part of news when she discussed views on the abortion rights and sexual equality in ‘New York Times’. Ruth has worked in the various selected court opinions like ‘United States v. Virginia’, ‘United States v. O’ Hagan’, ‘Olmstead v. L.C’, ‘Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services’, ‘Bush v. Gore’, ‘Eldred v. Ashcroft’, ‘Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Saudi Basic Industries Corp’, ‘Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co’, ‘Gonzales v. Carhart’, ‘Ricci v. DeStefano’ and ‘Burwell v. Hobby Lobby’. In the year 2013, she officiated at same sex wedding of the president ‘Maichael Kaiser’ and ‘John Roberts’. The decision made by her is considered as a first for Supreme Court Justice.

Putting some light toward her personal life, she got married to a professor of law, Martin David Ginsburg in 1954. He was a professor at the ‘Georgetown University Law Center’. She has been blessed with two children ‘Jane’ and ‘James Steven Ginsburg’. Her son James is a founder and president of ‘Cedille Records. Ruth became alone when her husband died from metastatic cancer on 27th June, 2010. In 1999, she suffered from colon cancer. She went on underwent surgery and admitted to the New York City Hospital to get cure from the disease.

Ruth is a respected and honorable personality. She is considered as one of the most powerful women in the world. In the year 2009, she was listed in ‘100 Most Powerful Women’. Ruth is a beautiful lady who is often blessed with attractive personality. Even at the age of 82, she is still going strong on her work. More additional information about her can be gathered from the wiki and reading her detailed bio on IMDb. Recently, the movie based on her fight for equal rights was made which was titled ‘On the Basis of Sex’.