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Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce strict voter ID law

Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce strict voter ID law

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) --The Supreme Court decided Saturday Texas can enforce its controversial voter identification law in the upcoming election, early voting for which begins Monday.
Kristen Butler
Supreme Court says nothing on gay marriage

Supreme Court says nothing on gay marriage

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) --The Supreme Court did not take up a case challenging bans on gay marriage, leaving couples hopeful for a definitive statement from the high court in limbo.
Gabrielle Levy
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will retire when the time is right... later

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will retire when the time is right... later

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Ruth Bader Ginsburg plans to keep up her notorious ways on the Supreme Court for a while yet.
Gabrielle Levy
Ginsburg: Male justices have 'blind spot' for women's issues

Ginsburg: Male justices have 'blind spot' for women's issues

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses male justices' "blind spot" for women's issues during interview with Katie Couric.
JC Sevcik
Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

Democrats launch bills to undo Hobby Lobby decision

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Democrats introduced twin bills Wednesday to undo the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision that allows for-profit companies to opt out of contraception coverage.
Gabrielle Levy
Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby dissent turned into a song

Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby dissent turned into a song

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --The Supreme Court handed down, as expected, a ruling that sided with private corporation Hobby Lobby over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

June 30 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled partial public employees cannot be required to contribute union dues, less of a blow to public unions than labor groups feared.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration status is still pending have to go to the back of the line.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. Supreme Court rejects free speech claims against Secret Service

U.S. Supreme Court rejects free speech claims against Secret Service

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Secret Service agents who moved a group opposing President George W. Bush while leaving supporters in place acted rationally, the U.S. Supreme Court said.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy
Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

Justice Ginsburg sought retirement advice from former Justice Stevens

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought the advice of former Justice John Paul Stevens on the timing of her retirement.
Aileen Graef
Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives for the address by President Barack Obama in front of a joint session of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 24, 2009. This is the first public appearance for Ginsburg as she is recovering from cancer surgery. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)
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Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. Generally, she votes with the liberal wing of the Court. She is the second female justice (after Sandra Day O'Connor) and the first Jewish female justice.

Ginsburg spent a considerable portion of her career as an advocate for the equal citizenship status of women and men as a constitutional principle. She advocated as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. She was a professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark and Columbia Law School. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ruth Joan Bader was the second daughter of Nathan and Celia (née Amster) Bader. The family nicknamed her "Kiki". They belonged to the East Midwood Jewish Center, where she took her religious confirmation seriously. At age thirteen, Ruth acted as the "camp rabbi" at a Jewish summer program at Camp Che-Na-Wah in Minerva, New York.

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