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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Born March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954.  Two children: Jane C. Ginsburg, a professor at Columbia Law School, and James S. Ginsburg, a producer of classical recordings
  • Graduated from Cornell University, B.A. 1954; Harvard Law School, 1958
  • Nominated by President Bill Clinton as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on June 14, 1993 to fill the seat vacated by Justice Byron White.
  • Confirmed by the Senate by vote of 96-3.  Took oath on August 10, 1993.

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Last week, Erwin Chemerinsky stated in an Los Angeles Times op-ed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire at the end of this term.  Many have responded publicly both in favor and against his analysis.  Mr. Chemerinsky’s comments surround Justice Ginsburg’s advancing age (81) and the potential for Republicans to gain majority control of the […]

Justice Ginsburg Looks Back on Her Career During Yale Lecture

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served as a Supreme Court justice for nineteen years.  On Friday, while speaking at Yale Law School, Justice Ginsburg reflected on the role she has played on the Court during the past two decades, as well as on her years prior to being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Aleksandra Gjorgievska, at […]

Justices Engage Audiences Before Official Start of Supreme Court Term

The Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments each fall on the first Monday in October, which this year falls on October 1st.  Before the caseload makes it more difficult for them to wander too far from Washington, D.C., the justices are speaking with college and law school audiences.  Justice Elena Kagan appeared at the University […]

The Justices All Agree on a Musical Interlude

In 1988, Justice Blackmun began what has become an annual event.  Each year, the Court holds an invitation-only musical interlude that in recent years has been hosted by Justice Ginsburg.  It is well-known that Justice Ginsburg is very knowledgable about classical music and opera.  In her remarks to those gathered Wednesday, she said that the […]

Plane carrying Justice Ginsburg urgently evacuated


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