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LPL 850 Greg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Breaking gender barriers on the Supreme Court
Ginsburg's life & career
1. Ginsburg grew up in a working class neighborhood.

2. She was first in her class at Harvard Law School where she learned to balance life as a mother and a student. She also tied for first in her class at Columbia, where she finished her studies.

3. Ginsburg encountered gender discrimination while seeking employment.

4. Experienced wage discrimination while teaching at Rutgers and joined a successful equal pay campaign.

5. Ginsburg co-founded the ACLU's Women's Rights Project.

6. Appointed to U.S. District of Appeals in 1980.

7. Became the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.

8. Today, Ginsburg still serves on the Court as an important voice for women.
Important cases
1
. Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld
(1975)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Women on the Bench
-Check out this interview in which Ginsburg recounts the very brief history of women appointed to the Supreme Court.
-This topic is significant to women's history because it is important for women to have strong representation on the Supreme Court.
-Ginsburg has been a strong advocate for women's rights throughout her lifetime and has consistently spoken up for women during her time on the Court.
- Ginsburg represented Stephen Wiesenfeld, a young widower who received lower Social Security benefits than a female widow would receive.
3.
United States v. Virginia et al.
(1996)
-Ginsburg upheld a court decision ordering the admission of women to Virginia Military Institute.
2.
Duren v. Missouri
(1979)
-Ginsburg argued that a Missouri law making jury duty optional for women should be struck down because it treated women's service on juries as less valuable than men's service.
4.
United States v. Windsor
(2013)
-Declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, paving the way for gay marriage to resume in California. Ginsburg later became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex wedding.
5.
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
(2014)
-Ginsburg wrote a fierce dissent after the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that corporations cannot be required to pay for insurance coverage of contraception.
"I thought, well maybe the law could catch up with changes in society, and that was an empowering idea."

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg
"I do think that being the second [female Supreme Court justice] is wonderful, because it is a sign that being a woman in a place of power is no longer extraordinary."

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Assignment
Associate Justice Ruth Dade Ginsburg

Greg DeJarnett
Alabama State University
Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor in Educational, Leadership, Policy and Law in the Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School at Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama

LPL 850 Legal Research
Dr. Allen Stewart
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