Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice on this day in 1993. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, following Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, appointed in 1981. Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton.
How long did Ruth Bader Ginsburg serve as a Supreme Court Justice?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as a Supreme Court Justice for a total of 27 years, from 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020.
What were some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's notable accomplishments as a Supreme Court Justice?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her advocacy of gender equality and women's rights. She played a crucial role in several landmark cases, such as United States v. Virginia, which struck down the male-only admission policy of the Virginia Military Institute. Ginsburg also authored significant opinions on issues like reproductive rights, voting rights, and LGBTQ+ rights.
How did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tenure impact the Supreme Court and American society?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tenure had a significant impact on the Supreme Court and American society. She was a prominent liberal voice on the Court, known for her sharp intellect, dedication to justice and tireless advocacy for equal rights. Her work and decisions shaped the law and influenced future generations, particularly in the areas of gender equality and civil rights. Ginsburg's legacy has inspired many, and she has become a cultural icon, often referred to as the "Notorious RBG."
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