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Justice Ginsburg Laments Being Court's Only Woman

- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday it's lonely being the only woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ginsburg told law students at a symposium at Ohio State University that she misses her former colleague Sandra Day O'Connor, who retired in 2006.

"It's lonely for me, not that I don't love all my colleagues. I do," Ginsburg said. Women bring a life experience to the court that men can't, she said.

When members of the public visit the court to watch the proceedings, Ginsburg said she can't help but wonder what they think.

"There I am all alone, and it doesn't look right," said Ginsburg, who was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Read more.


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