Opinions Authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 to fill the seat vacated by Justice Byron White, then-Judge Ginsburg was confirmed by the Senate in a 96–3 vote on August 3, 1993, and took office on August 10. She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020.

In honor of her life and work as a jurist, we have compiled this list of opinions she authored during her tenure on the Court, including majority and plurality opinions, concurring opinions, dissenting opinions, and other official writings.

Majority Opinions Concurring Opinions Dissenting Opinions Concurring in Part / Dissenting in Part Opinions Other Opinions
  • Brakebill v. Jaeger, 139 S.Ct. 10 (Mem), 10/09/2018
  • Hamm v. Dunn, 138 S.Ct. 828 (Mem), 02/22/2018
  • Hittson v. Chatman, 576 U.S. 1028, 06/15/2015
  • Veasey v. Perry, 135 S.Ct. 9 (Mem), 10/18/2014
  • Taylor v. Lombardi, 571 U.S. 1234, 02/25/2014
  • Roper v. Nicklasson, 571 U.S. 1107, 12/11/2013
  • American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, 565 U.S. 1187, 02/17/2012
  • Weise v. Casper, 562 U.S. 976, 10/12/2010
  • Weise v. Casper, 562 U.S. 976, 10/12/2010
  • Mohammed v. Obama, 561 U.S. 1042, 07/16/2010
  • Indiana State Police Pension Trust v. Chrysler LLC, 556 U.S. 960, 06/08/2009
  • Conkright v. Frommert, 556 U.S. 1401, 04/30/2009
  • Doe v. Gonzales, 546 U.S. 1301, 10/07/2005
  • Patterson v. Texas, 536 U.S. 984, 08/28/2002
  • Riggs v. California, 525 U.S. 1114, 01/19/1999
  • Texas v. Hopwood, 518 U.S. 1033, 07/01/1996