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On This Day: 30th anniversary of President Clinton’s nomination of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Today, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of President Clinton’s historic nomination of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the United States Supreme Court. During her 27 years on the nation’s highest court, Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer in advocating for gender equality, women’s rights, and civil rights.

To commemorate the day, watch President Clinton reflect on his decision to nominate Justice Ginsburg and his admiration for her unwavering commitment to public service.

Take a look behind the scenes as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Clinton take the stage in front of a sold-out audience in Little Rock.

The Clinton Foundation and Clinton School of Public Service hosted the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series featuring the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg discussed her quarter-century on the nation’s highest bench and historic legal career prior to being nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the second female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.