Ruth Joan Bader Ginsberg

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  • Ruth Joan Bader Ginsberg

    1. 1. Ruth Joan Bader Ginsberg By: Ruth Brown and Alison Conrad
    2. 2. Childhood <ul><li>Brooklyn </li></ul><ul><li>“ Kiki” </li></ul><ul><li>James Madison High </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother (Celia Bader) died of cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Had an older sister that died before she went to school </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Education <ul><li>Cornell College (graduated 1st in class) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BA in law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harvard Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Transferred to Columbia Law School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LL.B. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Made law review- 1 st woman to get honor at two major schools </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated at top of her class </li></ul><ul><li>Martin caused her to move around </li></ul>
    4. 4. Adulthood <ul><li>74 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Martin D. Ginsberg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Law Professor @ Georgetown </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jane </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at the Columbia Law School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>James </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President and Founder of Cedille Records – classical music recording label </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Résumé <ul><li>Research associate at Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Clerk for Federal District Judge Edward L. Palmieri </li></ul><ul><li>Director of ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>2 years on Columbia Law School project </li></ul><ul><li>Rutgers University Law School (1963) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance feminist causes  2 nd woman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Went before Supreme Court in 6 cases for women’s rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Civil Liberties Union </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Before the Bench <ul><li>Action in the Court </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontiero v. Richardson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Air Force allowance for Lieutenant's husband </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Equal Liberties </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Women </li></ul>
    7. 7. Judicial Induction <ul><li>1981: Nominated by President Carter to serve in U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sworn in on June 30, 1980 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>appointed to Supreme Court by Bill Clinton (Democrat), first appointment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced Justice Byron White </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Senate confirmation hearing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>approved by vote of 96 to 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- Commissioned on August 4, 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Sworn in on August 9, 1993 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Role in the Court <ul><li>Currently the only female Supreme Court Justice (2 nd ever) </li></ul><ul><li>107 th justice </li></ul><ul><li>First Jewish justice since 1969 </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates for women’s rights </li></ul><ul><li>One of the two most liberal justices on the bench </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However she sometimes votes conservative </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Quotes <ul><li>My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S. </li></ul>The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality
    10. 10. Political Cartoon
    11. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>Brody, Seymour. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America: 150 True Stories of American Jewish Heroism .” Hollywood: Lifetime Books, Inc., 1996. Jewish Virtual Library . The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. 22 April 2008. <http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Ginsburg.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ruth Bader Ginsburg-Appointments.” Oyez . U.S. Supreme Court Media. 22 April 2008.<http://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg/appointments/>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Oyez . U.S. Supreme Court Media. 22 April 2008. <http ://www.oyez.org/justices/ruth_bader_ginsburg/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ruth Bader Ginsburg.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 17 Apr 2008, 07:13 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 18 Apr 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg&oldid=206194237>. </li></ul>

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