Historical records matching Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
About Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born Joan Ruth Bader) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) and one of four female justices appointed on the Supreme Court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who are still serving).
She is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the Court. Before becoming a judge, Ginsburg spent a considerable portion of her legal career as an advocate for the advancement of women's rights as a constitutional principle. She advocated 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. She was a professor at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Columbia Law School. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.