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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) — page 1 
The respected Supreme Court justice passed away at age 87.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died recently at the age of 87. She had served as one of the nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court for 27 years. Ginsburg was just the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was well-known for her legal knowledge, hard work, and skill in writing her opinions. She also became an important part of American popular culture.

Joan Ruth Bader was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1933. She was the top female student in her class at Cornell University. One month after graduation, she married her college boyfriend, Martin Ginsburg. After having her first child, she started law school at Harvard, where she was one of just nine women out of 500 students. She transferred to Columbia Law School, where she tied for first in her class when she graduated in 1959. After graduation, she had difficulty getting a job because she was a woman.

In 1963, Ginsburg got a job as a professor at Rutgers Law School, though she was paid less than the male professors. During this time, Ginsburg also took some cases. In 1972, she founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union so she could fight for equal rights. As a lawyer, Ginsburg argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in six cases — winning five of them. Because of her success in these cases, President Jimmy Carter nominated her to become a federal judge in 1980.

Upon hearing of her passing, crowds of mourners gathered at the Supreme Court to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And Chief Justice of the U.S. John Roberts said: “Future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we know here – a tireless and resolute champion of justice."
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