Topic of the Week
5 Laws Ruth Bader Ginsburg Championed to Support Gender Equality
Blog of the Week
Working people's advocates mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not primarily known for her positions on labor issues, though of course many feminist issues are also workplace ones, and Ginsburg’s anti-discrimination work in the 1970s opened up new possibilities for women. Advocates for workers stepped up to remember Ginsburg.
Thought for the Week
"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability."
–Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
List of the Week
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fast Facts
Timeline To Justice
- 1959-1961 - Law clerk to a judge in the US District Court, Southern District of New York.
- 1961-1963 - Research associate and associate director, Project of International Procedure at Columbia Law School.
- 1963-1972 - Professor at Rutgers University School of Law.
- 1972-1980 - Professor at Columbia University School of Law. She is the first woman to be hired with tenure at Columbia University School of Law.
- 1973-1980 - General counsel for the ACLU.
- 1977-1978 - Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California.
- 1980-1993 - Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
- August 10, 1993 - Is sworn in as Supreme Court justice filling the seat held by Justice Byron White.
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