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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Profession: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

United States of America

Biography: Appointed to the Supreme Court by Bill Clinton in August 1993, she was the 1st Jewish female justice and the second female justice.

Viewed as part of the liberal wing of the Court Ginsburg became increasingly known for her forceful and fiery liberal dissents and her advocacy for gender quality. Earning her the nickname "The Notorious R.B.G.", after fellow Brooklyn native, rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

Born: March 15, 1933
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: September 18, 2020 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Married Life

  • 1954-06-23 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg (21) weds taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg

Historical Events

  • 1993-06-14 Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton
  • 1993-08-10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice
  • 2020-09-25 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the 1st woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.
  • 2020-09-26 President Donald Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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