Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be honored with Liberty Medal on Constitution Day — here’s how to watch


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being honored for her pioneering, decades-spanning career on Thursday.

Ginsburg will receive the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center.

The award, which is the 32nd annual one given by the organization, will be granted to Ginsburg on Thursday, Sept. 17, which is Constitution Day.

Viewers can watch the event on 6:30pm ET on the National Constitution Center website.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the Constitution. It commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, the day that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

Through her pioneering, decades-spanning career, Ginsburg has served in many capacities.

In 1971, she played a pivotal role in the launch of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also served as the ACLU’s General Counsel, and on the National Board of Directors.

In 1980, Ginsburg was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980.

President Bill Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993.

The Liberty Medal was established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of Constitution Day. Past recipients include Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela and Sandra Day O’Connor.

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