< Return to Religious Affiliation of U.S. Supreme Court Justices
< Return to Famous Jews
The Religious Affiliation of Supreme Court Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993. She is Jewish.
From: Tom Baxter, "Alito would give court a Catholic majority", in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 31 October 2005 (http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/3429349; viewed 1 November 2005):
Even more remarkably, [constitutional law professor Richard] Garnett said, the presence on the court of two Jewish justices, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg [in addition to five Catholic justices], would mean that seven Supreme Court seats would be held by members of groups that were considered "at least somewhat suspect" during much of the nation's history.
From: Rachel Zoll (Associated Press), "Alito would tip court to Catholics: If nominee's confirmed, members would hold majority for 1st time", published in The Indiana Star, 2 November 2005 (http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051102/NEWS06/511020482/1012; viewed 2 November 2005):
The two other justices -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer -- are Jewish.
Webpage created 31 October 2005. Last modified 2 November 2005.
We are always striving to increase the accuracy and usefulness of our website. We are happy to hear from you. Please submit questions, suggestions, comments, corrections, etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org.