Associate justice of the Supreme Court nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993. She is well-known for constant advocation of gender equality.
She worked with the ACLU to advance the treatment of women after she graduated from Columbia Law School.
She continued her work for women's equality on the Supreme Court where she ruled that the Virginia Military Institute, a state-funded school, could not refuse entry to women.
She had an older sister who passed away as a child. She has two children with husband Martin D. Ginsburg, a noted tax expert.
She ended her dissenting opinion in the 2000 case deciding whether George W. Bush or Al Gore won the election with "I dissent," pointedly leaving out the traditional "respectfully."