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Columbia Law Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, photographed in the Spring of 1980 shortly after President Carter nominated her for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


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Ruth and Marty Ginsburg embrace while attending an event.


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The only women who have become Supreme Court Justices pose in the Justices' Conference Room on October 1, 2010, the day of Justice Elena Kagan's investiture. Standing, from left to right, are retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan.


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Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg hold basketballs that they received as gifts from the United States Women's Olympic basketball team, during the team's visit to the Court on December 6, 1995.


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Columbia Law Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, photographed in the Spring of 1980 shortly after President Carter nominated her for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Courtesy of Justice Ginsburg's Personal Collection

Ruth and Marty Ginsburg embrace
while attending an event.


Courtesy of Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

The only women who have become Supreme Court Justices pose in the Justices' Conference Room on October 1, 2010, the day of Justice Elena Kagan's investiture. Standing, from left to right, are retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan.


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Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg hold basketballs that they received as gifts from the United States Women's Olympic basketball team, during the team's visit to the Court
on December 6, 1995.