Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2016 portrait.jpg
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Assumed office
August 10, 1993
Nominated byBill Clinton
Preceded byByron White
Personal details
Ruth Joan Bader

(1933-03-15) March 15, 1933 (age 86)
Brooklyn, New York, US
Spouse(s)Martin D. Ginsburg (1955-2010, his death)
ChildrenJane Ginsburg (born 1955)
James Ginsburg (born 1965)
Alma materCornell University
Harvard Law School
Columbia University

Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) 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 the first Jewish[1] female justice. Ginsburg is considered a member of the more liberal side of the Supreme court.

Ginsburg had surgery for colon cancer in 1999 and for pancreatic cancer in 2009.[2] On November 8, 2018, she was hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in a fall.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ginsburg talks about Jewish heritage
  2. Ginsburg has surgery for pancreatic cancer
  3. Domonske, Camila (November 8, 2018). "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs". NPR.