University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Name Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1933 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1933 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980, to a seat vacated by Harold Leventhal. Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1980, and received commission on June 18, 1980. Service terminated on August 9, 1993, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 22, 1993, to a seat vacated by Byron R. White. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1993, and received commission on August 5, 1993.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:

Tenth Circuit, October 1, 1993-September 29, 1994
Second Circuit, September 30, 1994-present
District of Columbia Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005

Harvard Law School
Cornell University, A.B., 1954
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:

Legal secretary, Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1959-1961
Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure, 1961-1963; research associate, 1961-1962; associate director, 1962-1963
Professor, Rutgers Law School, 1963-1972
Professor, Columbia Law School, 1972-1980
American Civil Liberties Union, 1972-1980; counsel, Women's Rights Project, 1972-1980; general counsel, 1973-1980; member, national board of directors, 1974-1980
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1977-1978

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-AZ-0001 : LaGrand v. Lewis
CJ-FL-0009 : Jones v. DeSantis
CJ-MD-0003 : Oken v. Sizer
CJ-NC-0005 : U.S. v. Comstock
CJ-OH-0002 : In Re: Williams
CW-DC-0001 : LaShawn A. v. Fenty
CW-TN-0002 : John B. v. Goetz
DR-TN-0001 : Lane v. Tennessee
ED-MI-0001 : Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by any Means Necessary (BAMN) v. Granholm
ED-TX-0002 : Hopwood v. Texas
EE-MS-0058 : Smith v. Jackson
FA-IL-0013 : Wheaton College v. Sebelius
FA-IN-0003 : Grace Schools v. Sebelius
FA-KY-0003 : ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky
FA-OK-0001 : Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius
FA-PA-0007 : Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius
FA-TX-0002 : Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius
FA-WA-0001 : Doe v. Reed
ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-AZ-0013 : Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting
IM-CA-0022 : American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0032 : Kim v. Schiltgen
IM-DC-0001 : Alonso-Martinez v. Meissner
IM-DC-0003 : Ayuda, Inc. v. Reno
IM-DC-0005 : Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB
IM-DC-0009 : Blackie's House of Beef v. Castillo
IM-NY-0031 : Velazquez v. Legal Services Corp
JC-CA-0143 : Alhman v. Barnes
NS-NY-0004 : Doe v. Ashcroft
NS-VA-0005 : Yaser Esam Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
PB-AL-0005 : Searcy v. Bentley
PB-AL-0008 : Strawser v. Strange
PB-DC-0001 : Coker v. Bowen
PB-DC-0002 : Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless v. Barry
PB-GA-0001 : L.C. v. Olmstead
PB-NY-0032 : State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce
PB-NY-0033 : New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce
PB-OH-0004 : Henry v. Wymyslo
PC-AL-0028 : Hope v. Pelzer
PC-AR-0014 : Holt v. Hobbs
PC-CA-0039 : Ngo v. Woodford
PC-CA-0041 : Johnson v. California
PC-DC-0003 : Inmates of Occoquan v. Barry
PC-DC-0008 : Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia
PC-DC-0010 : U.S. v. District of Columbia
PC-DC-0014 : Green v. District of Columbia
PC-DC-0020 : Baraldini v. Meese
PC-IN-0003 : French v. Miller
PC-OH-0021 : Cutter v. Wilkinson
PC-PA-0025 : Banks v. Beard
PC-TX-0025 : Valentine v. Collier
PD-MI-0002 : Tesmer v. Granholm
PN-ID-0001 : Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd
SD-DC-0001 : Adams v. Richardson
SD-MI-0002 : Grutter v. Bollinger
SD-MI-0003 : Gratz v. Bollinger
VR-DC-1169 : Shelby County v. Holder
VR-OR-0014 : People Not Politicians Oregon v. Clarno
VR-WI-0018 : Whitford v. Gill

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