The Incredibly Emotional and Inspiring Life Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will go down as one of the most influential and exceptional Supreme Court Justices to ever live. She was only the second woman to get nominated to the court and was confirmed by the United States Senate with a vote of 96 to 3 during her 1993 confirmation. At the time, she was considered to be a moderate judge as President Bill Clinton received suggestions about her from both Democrats and Republicans.

She’s now generally viewed to be a “fair liberal” on the court and is widely respected by both sides of the aisle. Let’s take a closer look at the life of the “Notorious” RBG.

Her Mother’s Death Left An Impact

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RBG’s mom, Celia Bader, tragically died the day before Ruth graduated from high school. Despite only having a short time together, Celia was able to make a huge impact on her daughter. Ruth called her mother the most intelligent person she’s ever known.

Celia went to work at the age of 15 in order to put her own brother through college. During the White House press conference, RBG thanked her late-mother in her inaugural supreme court speech.

Coming up, Ruth explains the reasons why she couldn’t fathom a “conventional marriage.”