Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Democrat

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Alabama
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Summary
Experience
87
Age at Death1933-2020
40
Years of Experience
ALResidence (state)

Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg (BAY-dər GHINZ-burg; née Bader; March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton to replace retiring justice Byron White, and at the time was generally viewed as a moderate consensus-builder. She eventually became part of the liberal wing of the Court as the Court shifted to the right over time. Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman and the second woman to serve on the Court, after Sandra Day O'Connor. During her tenure, Ginsburg wrote notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia (1996), Olmstead v. L.C. (1999), Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (2000), and City of Sherrill v.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
Columbia Law School
Cornell University
Harvard Law School
James Madison High School

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
United States of America
1993 - 2020
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
United States of America
1980 - 1993

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Council Member
American Law Institute
1978 - 1993
Board of Directors
American Bar Foundation
1979 - 1989
Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1982 - Current
Counsel
Women's Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
1972 - 1980
Member
, National Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union
1974 - 1980
Board of Editors
American Bar Association
1972 - 1978
Member
Council on Foreign Relations
1975 - Current