JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG
United States Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She was nominated by Democratic President Bill Clinton with the support of Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, and joined the Court on August 10, 1993. Ginsburg was born March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, received degrees from Cornell University and Columbia Law, and is Jewish.
Ginsburg spent a considerable portion of her career as an advocate for the equal citizenship status of women and men as a constitutional principle. She engaged in advocacy as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. Ginsburg is the second female Justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor), and the first female Jewish Justice. Ginsburg takes a cautious approach to adjudication, and has said that "Doctrinal limbs too swiftly shaped, experience teaches, may prove unstable." She generally votes with the liberal wing of the Court, consistently supporting abortion rights and advocating use of foreign law and norms to shape US law in judicial opinions, in contrast to her more conservative colleagues.
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