Born on March 15, 1933, Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended Cornell University, graduating at the top of her class in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. She later attended Harvard Law School and transferred to Columbia Law School, where she graduated first in her class with a law degree.
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United States v. Virginia
In one of her most widely known cases, Ginsburg voted with the majority against the State of Virginia, which held a long-standing admission policy of the Virginia Military Institute that allowed only males to attend, disallowing women any acceptance into the higher learning institute.
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