Ruth Bader Ginsburg 3
Updated: 11/22/2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 3

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  • In 1973, I argued that military females should be able to apply for their husbands benefits after their death in Frontiero v. Richardson, I won the case 8-1.
  • Later in 1975, in the case Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld, after women died giving birth, I argued it was unconstitutional for him not to be able to access her social security to take care of the infant. This was a unanimous win!
  • Again in 1975, I argued in Edwards v. Healy, we struck down a Louisiana law saying women could only apply to be on the court if it was in writing, because it violated the Equal Protection Clause.
  • Despite all of my accomplishments, I endured many hardships as well. In 1999 I was diagnosed with colon cancer and began treatment.
  • In 2010, my husband, Martin, died of cancer. He was my biggest supporter and best friend.
  • After her 27 years on the Supreme Court and many memorable, important cases, Ruth Ginsburg passed away in 2020 due to complications with cancer.
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