Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b. 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ginsburg was appointed by President Clinton, took the oath of office on 10th August 1993, and is still serving today.
Ginsburg was the second woman ever to be made a Supreme Court justice in the US, after Sandra Day O’Connor, who served from 1981 until her retirement in 2006. Only four female justices have been appointed to the US Supreme Court. The third and fourth are Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who are also still serving.
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