Ruth. Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court discussed on Into America
Ruth. Bader GINSBURG died on Friday. At, the age of eighty seven on the eve of Russia Shana, the Jewish New Year. She spent twenty seven years solidifying her place in history as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. I am proud to nominate this pathbreaking attorney advocate and judge to be the one hundred seventh justice to the United States Supreme Court. It was June of Nineteen ninety-three when President Bill Clinton stood in the Rose Garden to introduce his nominee. Ruth Bader GINSBURG would become the second woman to join the country's highest court following Sandra Day O'Connor in nineteen, eighty one and the courts first Jewish woman justice. The announcement, the president just made. Is Significant I believe. Because it contributes to the end of the days. When women. At least half the talent pool in our society. Appear in high places. Only as one at a time performers. As. She accepted Nomination Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated the moment to her mother who died just Ginsburg was graduating high school. I pray that I may be. All that she would have been. Had she lived in an age. When women could aspire and achieve. And daughters are cherished. Sons. In her Senate confirmation hearings, she passionately defended women's rights including the rights when abortion. This is. something. Central to a woman's. Life to her dignity. It's a decision that she must make. Or herself. For Justice Ginsburg the fight for women's rights with lived. Decades earlier at Harvard Law School, she was one of only nine women in her class of five hundred. In her last year, she transferred to Columbia Law following her husband. Marty to New York for job of the tax attorney. Despite graduating first in your class in nineteen, fifty, nine with stints on the Harvard. And Columbia Law reviews no law firm in New York would hire her. GINSBURG has said that she quote struck out when three grounds she was Jewish a woman and a mother. So she clerked and eventually taught at Rutgers and Columbia universities before joining the American Civil Liberties Union. And it's those years that would become foundational not only to her career in public service, but the effort to end gender discrimination in America. They began in Nineteen seventy-two when Ginsburg signed on as the founding director of the ACLU's women's rights project. She began serving as general counsel for the Organization in Nineteen seventy three. At the ACLU GINSBURG argued over three hundred gender discrimination cases, six of which came before the Supreme Court. She won five of them..