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The public life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

| Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ginsburg's husband Martin holds the Bible and President Bill Clinton looks on at left.  The cookbook “Chef Supreme” published in Dec. 2011 and contains nearly 50 of the late Martin Ginsburg’s recipes.  (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1993, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the court oath from Chief Justice William Rehnquist, right, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ginsburg's husband Martin holds the Bible and President Bill Clinton looks on at left. The cookbook “Chef Supreme” published in Dec. 2011 and contains nearly 50 of the late Martin Ginsburg’s recipes. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, August 2, 1993 in Washington with President Bill Clinton after the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm her as the nation's 107th Supreme Court justice.  Ginsburg, who will be sworn in next Tuesday, is an old hand at equal-protection claims involving women.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, August 2, 1993 in Washington with President Bill Clinton after the Senate voted 96-3 to confirm her as the nation's 107th Supreme Court justice. Ginsburg, who will be sworn in next Tuesday, is an old hand at equal-protection claims involving women. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, center, and Justice Samuel A. Alito, left, depart the funeral mass for the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.  (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, center, and Justice Samuel A. Alito, left, depart the funeral mass for the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Supreme Court Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Clarence Thomas, right, leave the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington after attending funeral services of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Supreme Court Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Clarence Thomas, right, leave the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington after attending funeral services of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases. Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases. Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
President Barack Obama greets Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009,  prior to his address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama greets Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, prior to his address before a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg testifies on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 21, 1993 in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee which was holding her confirmation hearings. Ginsburg, pressed by the committee to say whether she would be an activist member of the high court, said judicial intervention is justified 'when political avenues become dead-end streets.'  (AP Photo/John Duricka)
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg testifies on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 21, 1993 in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee which was holding her confirmation hearings. Ginsburg, pressed by the committee to say whether she would be an activist member of the high court, said judicial intervention is justified 'when political avenues become dead-end streets.' (AP Photo/John Duricka)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
From left, Chief Justice  John G. Roberts and Supreme Court justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor stand before President Barack Obama's State Of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
From left, Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Supreme Court justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor stand before President Barack Obama's State Of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)
A smiling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands acknowledging the applause of the audience at the 45th commencement at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.,Sunday, May 19, 1996. Justice Ginsburg was honored with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university. (AP Photo/C.J. Gunther)
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A smiling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands acknowledging the applause of the audience at the 45th commencement at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.,Sunday, May 19, 1996. Justice Ginsburg was honored with an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university. (AP Photo/C.J. Gunther)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits during the New York University Annual Survey of American law dedication ceremony, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits during the New York University Annual Survey of American law dedication ceremony, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after the screening of 'RBG,' the documentary about her, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Ginsburg says she hopes the traditional 'bipartisan spirit' of congressional hearings for judges will once again prevail rather than recent votes that have divided along party lines. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after the screening of 'RBG,' the documentary about her, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 5, 2018. Ginsburg says she hopes the traditional 'bipartisan spirit' of congressional hearings for judges will once again prevail rather than recent votes that have divided along party lines. (AP Photo/Caron Creighton)
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg said during the interview that it was easy to foresee that Southern states would push ahead with tougher voter identification laws and other measures once the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg said during the interview that it was easy to foresee that Southern states would push ahead with tougher voter identification laws and other measures once the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Supreme Court Justices, from left, Elena Kagan, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy participate in prayers at a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, where late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Supreme Court Justices, from left, Elena Kagan, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy participate in prayers at a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, where late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
As President Bill Clinton looks on, Chief Justice William Rehnquist helps the Supreme Court's newest member Ruth Bader Ginsburg sign the court's oath card, on Friday, Oct. 1, 1993 at the court in Washington. (AP Photo/ Pool/ Ken Heinen)
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As President Bill Clinton looks on, Chief Justice William Rehnquist helps the Supreme Court's newest member Ruth Bader Ginsburg sign the court's oath card, on Friday, Oct. 1, 1993 at the court in Washington. (AP Photo/ Pool/ Ken Heinen)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for her official portrait at the Court in Washington on Friday, Oct. 1, 1993. The Court will officially open its 1993 term on Monday. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for her official portrait at the Court in Washington on Friday, Oct. 1, 1993. The Court will officially open its 1993 term on Monday. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Ginsburg spoke as part of a series of events at Brandeis to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nomination and appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Ginsburg spoke as part of a series of events at Brandeis to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nomination and appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, Thursday. June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated, front row, from left are, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Back row, standing, from left are, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, Thursday. June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Seated, front row, from left are, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Back row, standing, from left are, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg works in her Washington office on Thursday, July 29, 1993.   On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to endorse the federal appeals judge's nomination to sit on the high court.   Full Senate confirmation next week would make her the 107th justice and the second woman on the U.S. Suprme  Court. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg works in her Washington office on Thursday, July 29, 1993. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to endorse the federal appeals judge's nomination to sit on the high court. Full Senate confirmation next week would make her the 107th justice and the second woman on the U.S. Suprme Court. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

The AP Image archives provides a glimpse back into the public life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg has been serving on the nation's highest court since 1993.

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