The Four Female Justices of the Supreme Court

By Sophia Huellstrunk


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This is a picture and information screen about Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the New York Historical Society

Women's Voices, New-York Historical Society.

The Supreme Court has been one of the most influential forces in America for almost it’s entire history. Justices on this court have ruled on some of America’s most controversial issues and have been able to shape America in long lasting ways. Even though the Supreme court is extremely important in the lives of all Americans, only four of 113 of these influential justices have been women, and the other 109 have been men. This means that only roughly 3.53% of Supreme Court justices making these important and influential decisions about Americans lives have been women, even though America’s population has roughly 50% women and 50% men, showing how utterly underrepresented women have been in this influential court (though women certainly aren’t the only minority that is underrepresented in government). The only four women that, up to this day, have resided on this court: Sandra Day O’connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, have had to break through gender discrimination and have had to be excellent in order to get onto the Supreme Court. All four have been influential, and the three latter still serve on the court today.