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RBG’s Greatest Achievements



Ruth Badger Ginsburg was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United Staes from 1993 until her death. Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman and the second woman to serve on the Court, the first was Sandra Day O’Conner.


Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. She was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Jimmy Carter. She served in that position until her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993.


Ginsburg became a pop culture icon, she embraced the moniker “The Notorious RBG”.

Here are some of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s greatest achievements:


  • She was the first person on both the Harvard and Columbia law reviews.

  • She became the second female law professor at Rutgers University where she fought for equal pay.

  • She co-founded the first law journal on women’s rights called the Women’s Rights Law Reporter.

  • She became the first tenured female law professor at Columbia after joining the faculty in 1972.

  • In 1972 she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at American Civil Liberties Union.

  • She argued six cases before the Supreme Court, winning five in the 1970s.

  • She had “In the year of Our Lord” removed from Supreme Court bar certificates.

  • She was the first justice to officiate a same-sex marriage in 2013.



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