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Highlights from the career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ginsburg's husband Martin holds the Bible and President Bill Clinton watches at left. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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In this June 14, 1993, file photo, President Bill Clinton poses with his nominee for the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a news conference in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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In this July 20, 1993, file photo, then-Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, talks to Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to the start of her confirmation hearing before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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In this April 3, 1993, file photo, Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her office at U.S. District Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg said during the interview that it was easy to foresee that Southern states would push ahead with tougher voter identification laws and other measures once the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.
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In this July 24, 2013 photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, before an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg will officiate at a same-sex wedding this weekend in what is believed to be a first for a member of the nation’s highest court. Ginsburg will officiate Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the marriage of Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and John Roberts, a government economist. Kaiser told The Associated Press he asked Ginsburg to officiate because she is a longtime friend.
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In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, checks her wristwatch as she stands on stage with Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., right, during the annual Women's History Month reception at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Pelosi was honoring the women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of Calif.. right, talks with Supreme Court, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her annual Women's History Month reception, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi was honoring the women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor arrive before President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016.
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Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Sonia Sotomayor discuss the food traditions of the Supreme Court at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
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President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.
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President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges the crowd's applause before participating in a conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at Roosevelt University Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Chicago.
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In this Jan. 30, 2018 photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a "fireside chat" in the Bruce M. Selya Appellate Courtroom at the Roger William University Law School in Bristol, R.I. Ginsburg is missing a brief court session while she recovers from a fall and three broken ribs. A Supreme Court spokeswoman says the 85-year-old justice “continues to improve” but is not joining her colleagues Tuesday morning when the court takes the bench briefly for routine business. The Supreme Court's oldest justice fell in her office at the court last Wednesday, went to a Washington hospital on Thursday and was released from the hospital on Friday.
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo, tThe justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. The Supreme Court announced Aug. 23, 2019, that Ginsburg has been treated for a malignant tumor.
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks about her work and gender equality following a ceremony where she received a SUNY Honorary Degree from the University at Buffalo, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Buffalo N.Y.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges the audience applause during her visit to the University of Chicago for a conversation with Harris School of Public Policy dean, Katherine Baicker Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Chicago.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, holds up her hands as she and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor arrive to applause for a panel discussion celebrating Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to be a Supreme Court Justice, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019, at the Library of Congress in Washington.
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In this Oct. 3, 2019 photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gestures to students before she speaks at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Ginsburg usually is on the receiving end of awards, but she'll be handing out one in her name next week to a prominent philanthropist. Agnes Gund, who has given millions of dollars to support criminal justice reform and reduce mass incarceration in the United States, is the first recipient of the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gestures while speaking during the inaugural Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture at the University of California at Berkeley, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif.
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In this Feb. 10 photo, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy.
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture in Washington. A tweet Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, from a new bride brought the first sighting of ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in months — officiating at an outdoor wedding Sunday. The photo of the 87-year-old Ginsburg shows her during the wedding ceremony Sunday of Barb Solish and Danny Kazin.
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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10.

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