An Historic Evening
September 21, 2016
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On April 14, 1980, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by President Jimmy Carter.
Thirteen years later, President Bill Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
During her confirmation hearings, Judge Ginsburg refused to answer questions on how she would adjudicate certain hypothetical situations, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee, “Were I to rehearse here what I would say and how I would reason on such questions, I would act injudiciously.” The Senate confirmed her by an overwhelming 96 to 3 vote.
On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her judicial oath and became the first Jewish female US Supreme Court justice.
On September 21, 2016, join us in welcoming Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center