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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15 1933 in Brooklyn New York Her father Nathan was a furrier and her mother Celia had a strong passion for reading language and love of books Ruth had an older sister Marilyn who died of Meningitis She attended James Madison High School where she was a cheerleader baton twirler played the cello and was editor of the school paper Graduating top of her class in grammar and high school she went on to Cornell University earning her bachelors in government In 1954 she married Martin D Ginsburg now a professor of tax law at Georgetown University Law Center They enrolled together in Harvard Law School She then wrote material on sex-based discrimination after being personally discriminated against when she told her employer she was pregnant and received a three level pay decrease Ruth then had two children Jane C a professor at Columbia Law School and James S a producer of Classical productions After graduation she served as a clerk for Federal District Judge Edward Palmieri and then became the second woman to join the faculty of Rutgers Law School She tried many cases for the American Civil Liberties Union On June 30 1980 Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn into the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter There she served for thirteen years until August 10 1993 when Judge Byron R White resigned from the Supreme Court Being nominated by Bill Clinton she was approved by the senate with a vote of ninety-six to three Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman and first Jew ever admitted Ruth Bader Ginsburg served many supreme court cases One of her major ones was the Baker vs General Motors Corp in 1997 In this case Ronald Elwell worked fifteen years for GM He was assigned to study GM vehicle performance particularly
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