On numerous occasions, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been recognized as one of the most powerful women in the world. She is only the second female judge ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court – an accomplishment she achieved after her appointment by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. She took the oath of office on 10 August 1993. Another incredible achievement was when she became the first female associate professor at Columbia University. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also the first woman to participate in two major law journals: the Harvard Law Review and the Columbia Law Review.
Today, she is celebrated for her great success in various fields of law, although growing up and achieving achievement has never been as easy and smooth as it seems. Ruth was born during the period of gender inequality in the United States, she had to fight the gender barrier in others to achieve her goals. Today, every woman in the United States owes her a debt of gratitude for her tireless efforts in the pursuit of gender equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography, How Old is She?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an associate judge on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on March 15, 1933, the daughter of Jewish parents Celia Bader and Nathan Bader. Her mother Celia Bader was Ruth’s role model when she was growing up, but unfortunately, she died the day before Ruth graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn.
Ruth studied at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 1954. After obtaining her first degree, she married Martin Ginsburg, a law student whom she met while studying at Cornell University. Martin Ginsburg was drafted into the army in 1954 and the couple moved to Oklahoma. After Martin completed his military service, both went back to law school. During her studies at Harvard Law School, Ruth had to take on the role of a mother; after the birth of her first child Jane in 1955, she was one of nine students in her class, which consisted of over five hundred male students. Martin graduated from law school and secured a position in New York. Ruth joined her husband in New York and had to transfer to Columbia Law School in New York. Her transfer to Columbia made her the first woman to attend two major law schools, one at Harvard and the other at Columbia. She graduated from Columbia Law School in 1959 at the top of her class.
After graduating from Columbia Law School, it was difficult for Ruth to find a job. She was rejected by several law firms despite her excellent grades, although she received a strong recommendation from Albert Martin Sacks, the Dean of Harvard Law School. Her rejection was based on the fact that she was a woman in a man’s world. She was initially rejected by Judge Edmund Palmieri of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, but after the Columbia law professor’s persuasion and threat to never recommend another Columbia student to him if he did not give Ruth the job, Palmieri then agreed to hire Ruth as a secretary.
After working as a clerk at Palmieri for two years, she worked as a research assistant and also as the deputy director of the Columbia Law School Project on the international procedure. From 1963 to 1972, Ruth taught as a professor in the law school at Rutgers University. While teaching at Rutgers University Law School, she was paid less than her male colleagues, firstly because she was a woman and secondly because her husband had a well-paid job. At that time, Ruth was one of the very few female law professors in the United States. During one of her research projects in Sweden, Ruth was touched by how many women were working freely and without gender intimidation. This inspired her to co-found the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, the first law journal devoted exclusively to women’s rights in the United States. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first female tenured professor to teach at Columbia Law School when she took up the post between 1972 and 1980. She was also co-author of the law school’s first case book on gender discrimination.
On June 30, 1980, after Judge Harold Leventhal, she was appointed judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was nominated for this office by Jimmy Carter, the former President of the United States of America. And on August 9, 1993, she was replaced by Judge David Tatel.
In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the office of Assistant Supreme Court Justice of the United States after Judge Byron White decided to step down from that office. Ruth Bader Ginsburg assumed the office of Assistant U.S. Supreme Court Justice on August 5, 1993, and she continues to hold that office today.
In addition to her position as an associate judge on the United States Supreme Court, Ruth is also an author. She has written and co-authored several books: She co-authored a civil case in Sweden in 1965 with Anders Bruzelius while conducting research in Sweden. She is also the author of a Selective Survey of English Language Studies on Scandinavian Law in 1970, Workways of The United States Supreme Court in 2001, and My Own Word in 2016, which she co-authored with Mary Hartnett and Wendy Williams.
A biographical film about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is scheduled for release on November 9, 2018. It will be directed by Mimi Leader and produced by Robert W. Cort. Stars such as Felicity Jones would play the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Armie Hammer would play the role of Ruth’s late husband Martin Ginsburg, and finally, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will play the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself. The film is entitled On the Basis of Sex.
Who is Her Husband?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was married to Martin Ginsburg, he lived from 10 June 1932 to 27 June 2010, and died of cancer only a few days after he turned 78. The couple married in 1954 and have two children, Jane and James Ginsburg. Martin specialized in tax law when he was still alive. He graduated from Cornell University, where he first met Ruth, and like Ruth went to Harvard Law School.