Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) has been a US Supreme Court
Associate Justice since 1993. She is often considered one of the current
court's more liberal judges.
Ginsburg was born Joan Ruth Bader in Brooklyn, New York. She married Martin
D. Ginsburg, a professor of law at Georgetown University, in 1954, and has a
daughter, Jane, and a son, James. She received her B.A. from Cornell
University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from
Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L.
Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, from 1959-1961. 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 University
School of Law from 1963-1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972-1980, and a
fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in
Stanford University, 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 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 by President Carter in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.