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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, only the second woman to serve on the court in history and now its only female member. Before taking her seat on the highest court in 1993, she served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1971, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. An accomplished professor of law, she taught at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963 to 1972 and at Columbia Law School from 1972 to 1980.