RBG and the Girls
New York State Bar Association - News Center
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 27 years. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 42, she also served as the Court’s Second Circuit Justice, which meant that she was responsible for receiving and handling emergency requests and other matters from the courts in that circuit. (Each justice serves as circuit justice for at least one circuit.)
As Second Circuit Justice, Justice Ginsburg participated annually in the Circuit’s Judicial Conference. That gathering usually occurs in May or June, as the Supreme Court is finalizing all of its opinions for that year’s term, handing them down, and heading for its summer recess. It is an especially demanding time for each justice.