Ruth Ginsburg Research Paper

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the second child of Nathan and Celia Bader. Ruth’s mother taught her the importance of a good education and self-sufficiency. “My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent,” said Ruth. Sadly, her mother never got to see Ruth graduate from college, due to her passing from cancer the day before the ceremony. She married Martin D. Ginsburg, a law student, in 1954 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in government. Their first born, Jane, arrived soon after Martin was drafted, also in 1954. After a long wait of two years he was finally released and both Ruth and Martin enlisted into Harvard.…show more content…
In 1972, Ruth became the first female professor tenured at Columbia. In 1980 Ruth was appointed, by President Carter, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and served there for thirteen years until being appointed to the Supreme Court. In 1993 she was nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice by Bill Clinton, she replaced Justice Byron White. “On the court, she has remained a strong voice in favor of gender equality and civil liberties, as well as the rights of workers, and the separation of church and state,” (www.makers.com). Ruth is a strong woman, not missing a day of oral argument, even when she was going through chemotherapy and the loss of her husband, Martin Ginsburg. In high school Ruth was a baton twirler, a cello player in the school’s orchestra, and a member of the pep squad and honor society. Because of her love of opera, she got a chance to appear in two Washington Opera productions, once in full costume with a powdered wig, and the second time as…show more content…
Ohio started on May 23, 1957, when the police suspected Dollree Mapp of hiding a person they suspected in a bombing and illegal betting equipment. Two police officers went to her house, without a warrant, and Mapp refused their entry. One officer left while the other stayed behind to watch the house. Three hours later the officer called for backup to break into the house. When they held up the ‘warrant’ Mapp took the paper from them and stuffed it in her dress, later being handcuffed for being hostile. Finding no suspect of bombing or betting equipment the officers were almost done with their search. Once they got into her room there was a suitcase they found explicit material in. Mapp claimed it was a previous boarder’s and it wasn’t her property. She was arrested for violating an Ohio law against obscene material possession. Also during the trial, they never showed her and her attorney the search warrant. Dollree was found guilty and sentenced to jail time. She took her case to the U.S. Supreme Court after being denied an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court. “The court determined that evidence obtained through a search that violates the Fourth Amendment is inadmissible in state courts” (landmarkscases.org). The Supreme Court overturned the conviction based on the reasoning that anything the police obtained during an illegal search and seizure is inadmissible in a state court. Mapp believed everything against her should be thrown out of court because the

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