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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:59 AM

The making of a judicial phenomenon: Ruth Bader Ginsburg marks 25 years on the bench

By Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer

Updated 7:53 AM ET, Fri August 10, 2018

(CNN) - There is something in the current "Notorious RBG" fervor that offers the perfect paradox for a woman whose early career was marked by rejection and work in the trenches of anti-discrimination law.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's superstardom has not been fleeting, precisely because of what she did before and what she represents today. She made the law review at both Harvard and Columbia law schools and graduated at the top of her class at Columbia. Yet she was rejected for the most prestigious judicial clerkships and spurned by law firms. It was not just that she was a woman. She was also a mother caring for a young daughter.

But that was nearly six decades ago, and on Friday, Ginsburg marks the 25th anniversary of her judicial oath on the US Supreme Court.

When she failed to land a law firm job, she turned to teaching, then became a women's rights lawyer and eventually won a federal appeals court seat. As a Supreme Court justice since 1993, she has authored scores of opinions that have helped set the course of the law, particularly on equality rights. She wrote the landmark ruling that forced the state-run Virginia Military Institute to admit women.

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:18 AM

1. How wonderful!

And I hope she serves for another 25 years!

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:02 AM

2. Fantastic. She just gets better. (nt)

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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:19 AM

3. Her precise word usage gives me thrills

Her opinions are like the voice of God, overwhelming in their logic. But what really gives me a thrill is her amazingly accurate and precise use of words, and her ability to find the precisely perfect word. Her opinions are works of art.



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