10 Essential Supreme Court Cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has established herself as an uncommonly accomplished and driven legal powerhouse known as the "great dissenter." Here she arrives at a lecture in September, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center in D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images

On Aug. 10, 1993, a force of nature entered the Supreme Court of the United States. And in the 25 years since taking her oath of office, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has definitely earned her nickname, the Notorious RBG.

As the first Jewish female — and second female justice ever — to serve on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg entered the position already a trailblazer, but it's her incomparable work ethic and tireless commitment to gender equality that has truly set her apart. While Ginsburg had already established herself as an uncommonly accomplished and driven legal powerhouse by the time President Bill Clinton nominated her for the Supreme Court on June 15, 1993, it's the decisions she's made since that have earned her a coveted position that has been nothing short of historic [source: Rivas].

Keep reading for the facts on 10 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's most essential Supreme Court cases in chronological order.

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