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Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Anjola Fakolade

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Branches of Government Project: Judicial Branch
Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
By:Anjola Fakolade
Ginsburg attened Cornell University, where she obtained her B.A.
She then went on to study at Harvard Law School, but ended up transferring to Columbia Law School, where she received her L.L.B.
Early Life
Ruth Bader was born on March 15, 1933.
Her father was a merchant and her mother worked in a garment factory.
Education was a very important aspect of her upbringing, her mother even sacrificed her academic career so her brother could go to school.
Political Views
Justice Ginsburg is a democrat.
A lot of her views focus on gender equality, espically for women.
Ginsburg worked in a male dominated field during the 1960s and faced a lot of gender discrimination, her desire to correct gender inequality in the United States is very strong.
Ginsburg was first appointed to the U.S Court Of Appeals for the Disrtict of Columbia by President Carter.
President Bush then appointed Ginsburg as a Supreme Court Justice 1993.
Landmark Cases
Justice Ginsburg play a dynamic role in the Obergefell v. Hodges case. Ginsburg had been in support of same-sex marrige years before. She also challenged those who opposed it early in the case.
Ginsburg argued in the case United States vs. Virgina that the Virginia Military Institute violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.
Her major influence in these cases is what brought on her victory in both of these cases.
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