A prominent Jewish organization on Wednesday awarded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg its first lifetime achievement award.
The Genesis Prize Foundation noted Ginsburg's "groundbreaking legal work in the field of civil liberties and women's rights" in its announcement.
The foundation sponsors the annual Genesis Prize — an award that is informally known as the Jewish Nobel.
It said the five winners of the Genesis Prize — former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Michael Douglas, violinist Itzhak Perlman, sculptor Anish Kapoor and this year's recipient, actress Natalie Portman — had selected Ginsburg.
"We honor Justice...