Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the court docket introduced. She was 87.
The Supreme Courtroom justice was born on March 15, 1933. She was nominated to the Supreme Courtroom in 1993 by then-President Invoice Clinton, and have become the second girl appointed to the bench.
Ginsburg achieved an icon standing, significantly amongst younger legal professionals — and her dissents enhanced her prominence. The “Infamous RBG” meme, a play on the rapper Infamous B.I.G.,” started as followers responded to her dissenting opinion in a case wherein the conservative majority curtailed the attain of the federal Voting Rights Act. She was additionally one of many 4 dissenting votes in Bush V. Gore, which resolved the disputed 2000 Presidential election in favor of George W. Bush.
Earlier than being nominated to the Supreme Courtroom, she served as a US Courtroom of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and a regulation professor. Ginsburg was the primary girl to be employed with tenure at Columbia College Faculty of Regulation.