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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice

The United States Supreme Court is in Washington, D.C. It is the highest court in the country. The Supreme Court decides whether people have followed the rules in the Constitution. The judges on the Supreme Court are called justices. The nine justices who serve on this court serve for life or until they wish to leave the job. When a justice leaves the court, the President of the United States chooses someone to take his or her place. In 1993, President Clinton chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the Supreme Court. She is the second woman to become a Supreme Court justice. She joined Sandra Day O'Connor, who was the first.

Ginsburg was born Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Celia, tried to make sure her daughter would do well. Celia Bader often took Ruth to the library. Ruth Bader got good grades. At law school, she was the best student in her class.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg cares about the rights of women. She won five cases before the Supreme Court on women's rights before she became a justice.