1993-2020, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs. An image of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights.  In 1960, she had been rejected for a Supreme Court clerkship due to her gender.  In 1972, she became the ACLU general counsel.  Ginsburg filed the first federal case to challenge involuntary sterilization.  In 1993, Bill Clinton nominated her for the court and was confirmed by a 96-3 vote of the Senate.  Ginsburg was a non-observant Jew, attributing this to gender inequality in Jewish prayer rituals.  She became a “pop culture icon” after the retirement of Sandra O’Connor leaving her as the only serving female justice.

US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality, we recommend hand washing.
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