Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Who is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an American lawyer and jurist who is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice of four to be confirmed to the court. She became more forceful with her dissents which were noted by legal observers and in popular culture. She has authored notable majority opinions such as United States v. Virginia, Olmstead v. L.C., and Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.

What is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Famous for?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is famous for a lawyer. She earned her bachelor's degree at Cornell University and became a wife and mother before starting law school at Harvard, where she was one of the few women in her class. She transferred to Columbia Law School, where she graduated tied for first in her class. She was a professor at Rutgers Law School and Columbia Law School, teaching civil procedure as one of the few women in her field. She spent a considerable part of her legal career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights, winning multiple victories arguing before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsels in 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court. He has received attention in American popular culture for her fiery liberal dissents and refusal to step down. She has been dubbed the Notorious R.B.G. in reference to the rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Where did Ruth Bader Ginsburg Grow Up?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, Brooklyn, New York City, to a father named Nathan Bader and a mother named Celia. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Odessa, Ukraine and her mother were born in New York to Austrian Jewish parents. She had an older sister named Marylin, died of meningitis at age of six when she was 14 months old. Her mother took an active role in her daughter's education often taking her to the library. Her mother had been a good student in her youth graduating from high school at age 15. She could not further her own education because her family instead chose to send her brother to college. 

Ruth attended James Madison High School, whose law program later dedicated a courtroom in her honor. Her mother struggled with cancer throughout Ruth's high school years and died the day before Ruth's high school graduation. She attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. She graduated from Cornell with a bachelor of arts degree in government on June 23, 1954. At the age of 21, she worked for the Social security Administration office in Oklahoma, where she was demoted after becoming pregnant with her first child. In 1956, she enrolled at Harvard Law School, where she was one of only nine women in a class of about 500 men. Later, she transferred to Columbia Law School and became the first woman to be on two major law reviews, the Harvard Law Review, and Columbia Law Review. In 1959, she earned her law degree at Columbia and tied for first in her class.

Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Married?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a married woman. She married Martin D. Ginsburg, who became an internationally prominent tax lawyer. The couple has two children, a daughter named Jane C. Ginsburg and a son named James Steven Ginsburg. Her daughter is a professor at Columbia Law School and her son is the founder and president of Cedille Records, a classical music recording company based in Chicago, Illinois. Ginsburg is a grandmother of four.

How much is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Net Worth?

There is no information about her net worth and her salary but she earns a good amount of money from her profession.

How many Awards have Ruth Bader Ginsburg won?

On June 14, 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, to fill the seat vacated by retiring Justice Byron White.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Quick Facts of Joan Bader Ginsburg
Celebrated Name Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Age 87 years old
Nick Name The Notorious RBG
Birth Name Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Birth Date 1933-03-15
Gender Female
Profession Lawyer
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Education Columbia University
Ethnicity White
Father Nathan Bader
Mother Celia
Siblings 1
Sister Marylin
Marital Status Married
Husband Martin D. Ginsburg
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