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Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, District of Columbia Patron Fellow, Wins 2019 Berggruen Prize

December 13, 2019, Fellows in the news

Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Supreme Court associate justice and District of Columbia Patron Fellow, has been awarded the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture for her commitment to promoting gender equality and strengthening the rule of law. The prize recognizes Justice Ginsberg's 26 years on the Supreme Court, as well as her work as an advocate for women's rights and as a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union.

She is the fourth Berggruen Prize honoree since its inception in 2016. "By grit and determination, brains, courage, compassion and a fiery commitment to justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose from modest beginnings to become one of the most respected, and most beloved, jurists of our time," prize founder Nicolas Berggruen said in a statement.

Justice Ginsberg has been a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 1978.

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