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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knows We Call Her 'Notorious RBG' and Loves It

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg knows all about her adoring internet fans' tendency to call her Notorious RBG and she's totally into it, because she is a perfect human being who a merciful God would allow to live forever, for the good of humanity.


In an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo News, the Justice says that she's tickled by the internet adoration of young women and progressives who have branded her "Notorious RBG" and made fan art featuring the Justice as a super hero. Ginsburg even corrected Couric when she implied that the Tumblr that popularized the nickname had arisen after the Hobby Lobby decision. I believe, says perfect person Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that it was after the Voting Rights Act. She added, "I haven't seen anything that isn't pleasing or funny on that website."


In the multi-part interview, all of which is worth a watch, Ginsburg tells Couric that she wears a different "more severe" collar for when she issues dissents.

It's lacy, but it might as well be spiked.

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I love imagining her picking out her collars based on how pissed she is at a decision. "Oh, I am going full-on starched cotton on this bitch!"