Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 until 1991. He was the Court's 96th justice and its 1st African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court & for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education. He argued more cases before the United States Supreme Court than anyone else in history. Pres. Johnson nominated him to the Supreme Court in 1967.
Sandra Day O'Connor was born on March 26, 1930. Ronald Reagan had the opportunity to fill three Supreme Court seats during his tenure as President. Among those confirmed was Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court. On September 25, 1981, O'Connor was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger. This photo was taken on the day she was sworn in. Caption: Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Supreme Force
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice, trial lawyer, law professor, wife, mother. As a trial lawyer she argued against laws that treated women differently when it came to military housing, Social Security death benefits, drinking age, and jury service. She won many of the earliest battles on behalf of women’s equality. “More than any other person, she can take credit for making the law of this country work for women...” —fellow Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.