|Source:VOA News- a representative from the ACLU.|
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VOA was established in 1942, and the VOA charter (Public Laws 94-350 and 103-415) was signed into law in 1976 by President Gerald Ford."
"Only the second woman in U.S. history to serve on the nation's highest court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been an articulate voice for the liberal wing of the bench. VOA's Julie Taboh reports."
From VOA News
"Only the second woman in U.S. history to serve on the nation?s highest court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew she wanted to be a lawyer by her third year in college...
When President Clinton came to office in 1993, he had the opportunity to appoint two Supreme Court Justices within eighteen months, similar to President Obama in 2009-10. Both President's having significant majorities in the Senate, which gave President Clinton a lot of leeway in who he could appoint as long as he appointed someone who was clearly qualified to not get into trouble with Senate Democrats or attempt Senate Republicans to block a Supreme Court nominee.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg is historic for several reasons the fact that she's the first Jewish-American woman on the Supreme Court is just one of those reasons. She's a child of the American civil rights generation who has made equal rights and equality for all Americans her life and career and has taken that fight to the Supreme Court of the United States. And has a lot of respect from both the Left and Right for her commitment and honesty and deserves a lot of respect for it.