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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: RBG Fast Facts

President Bill Clinton appointed RBG to the US Supreme Court in 1993.

Justice Ginsburg called Donald Trump a “faker” while he was running for president. She later apologized for the statement saying that it was unprofessional.

During her time at Harvard, RBG balanced being a mother and taking care of her husband Martin, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Not only did Justice Ginsburg maintain her own studies, she also helped her husband keep up with his by taking notes for him and helping him complete assignments. RBG’s mother was a major influence on her: “My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent.

After Martin finished his time in the military, the two enrolled in Harvard. There RBG faced criticism for being a female in law school. There were only nine females out of the five hundred students enrolled.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15th, 1933 to a low-income family in Brooklyn, New York.

RBG graduated at the top of her class from Cornell University.

The same year RBG graduated from Cornell, 1954, she married Martin D. Ginsburg. She said Ginsburg was “the only young man I dated who cared that I had a brain.” They were married for 56 years.

RBG loves the impression Kate McKinnon does of her on SNL.

Justice Ginsburg moved to New York with her husband where he accepted a position at a law firm. RBG finished her studies at Columbia Law School where she graduated first in her class for the second time. Later she became the school’s first female tenured professor.

President Jimmy Carter appointed RBG to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980.

My Own Words, a book RBG wrote about her life and beliefs, is a New York Times Best Seller.

By Alyssa Irons, Contributing Writer


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