Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Always a Ms. never a Mrs.

Background:

* Born March 15, 1933

* Parents were Nathan Bader & Celia Amster

* Jewish family

* Raised in Brooklyn, NY

* Graduated James Madison High School in 1950

* Entered Cornell to be a teacher

* June 1954 married Marty Ginsburg

* Harvard Law 1956
* Columbia Law School: Graduated 1959
* Two kids: James & Jane

"Get it right and keep it tight."

"If my opinion runs more than twenty pages, I am disturbed that I couldn't do it shorter."

RBG is a Wild Woman:

* Mother of 2 & wife while in law school

* Proved every administrator and professor wrong about her abilities to be a student, mother, and wife by always being ranked 1st in class

* First female tenured law professor at Columbia Law

* Cofounded the Women's Rights Project at ACLU
* Sued both her 1st & 2nd employers

* Frontiero v Richardson 1973 was her first time in front of the Supreme Court after which she was rated a C+ lawyer and described as "precisely a woman"
* Beat cancer 2, went through a stent surgery, and the passing of Marty without missing days on the bench
* 23 years on bench with no plans of retiring, often puts in more hours than anyone else
* Didn't give up waterskiing until her 70s

On an all-female Supreme Court:

"Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court], and I say 'When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”" —in a 2012 interview at the University of Colorado in Boulder
Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Should Be Every Woman's Hero
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