By Muslim Journal Newswire
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 at her home in Washington, D. C. She was 87 years old..
Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the high court, the first was Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated from Columbia Law school tied as top of the graduating class of 1959.
Upon graduating, none of the law firms in NYC would hire her, as she stated, “she had three strikes against her, Jewish, a woman, but mostly a mother”. She therefore went into teaching.
During her career, Justice Ginsburg was a legal pioneer for gender equality. Former President Bill Clinton nominated her for Supreme Court and she was sworn-in 1993.