Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 15, 1933. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell and law degree from Columbia. She was a professor at Rutgers, Columbia and Stanford and general counsel of the ACLU. President Carter appointed her to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1980. President Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993.