Smithsonian Resident Associates Program presents
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Evening Lecture with NPR's Nina Totenberg
In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by President Clinton as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993. She was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Prior to that, she served on the bench of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1980-93), as a professor at Columbia University School of Law (1972-80), and on the faculty of Rutgers University School of Law (1963-72).
In 1971, then-Professor Ginsburg was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel and on the National Board of Directors. She has a B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959-61.
This evening, Nina Totenberg, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent and Inside Washington panelist, talks with Ginsburg about life before and after becoming a Supreme Court justice.