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Bell Ringer: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Nomination Process

Former president Bill Clinton describes the process of nominating Justice Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.


One of the most senior justices on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known for her work on cases involving discrimination on the basis of sex. This Bell Ringer explores her career and nomination to the Supreme Court.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How long did President Bill Clinton talk to Ginsburg for before he knew he wanted to nominate her to the Supreme Court?
  • According to Ginsburg, what did the case about benefits for a sole surviving parent show about gender discrimination?
  • What three things hindered Ginsburg as she searched for her first job out of law school? How did she overcome those barriers?

Additional Resources



    • Discrimination
    • Nomination


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