Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has 'a Large Supply' of Notorious RBG T-Shirts

As previously established, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is very pleased about the Tumblr dedicated created entirely in her honor. So it wasn’t surprising that during an interview at the 92nd Street Y Sunday night with Nina Totenberg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch, Ginsburg noted that she’s a fan of the t-shirts as well.

During the discussion (which you can watch in full below), Ginsburg and Totenberg had the following exchange:

Totenberg: On a somewhat lighter note, I want to ask you about the Notorious RBG t-shirt. [Uproarious applause]. I gather there are some people here who’ve worn them. I wear mine on the weekends all the time. And people will occasionally — the guy at the drug store said to me last weekend, he said, “Who is that woman, she looks very familiar, but who is she?” I said, “She’s a supreme court justice.” He said, “Oh good, I’ve learned something today.” So how did you find out about the Notorious RBG t-shirts?
Ginsburg: I think a law clerk told me about this Tumblr and also explained to me what Notorious RBG was a parody on. And now my grandchildren love it and I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the Tumblr. I also I have—and in fact I think I gave you a Notorious RBG—
Totenberg: Yes, you gave me two of my three. I bought one.
Ginsburg: I have quite a large supply.
Totenberg: Do you have the one—what’s the one about “Yyou can’t have truth without Ruth'”
Ginsburg: Without Ruth. [nods]

There was also a lot of discussion about the difference between the Israeli and US Supreme Courts and Ginsburg explained her stance on the just-decided Texas voter ID case. Plus, the two women weighed in on how difficult it was to raise a family and have their jobs (“We just did it” seemed to be the shared reasoning behind how they managed to “have it all”). Lastly, Ginsburg (who is a big fan of music, a love she shares with Justice Scalia), is just pleased as punch about the opera Scalia/Ginsburg which was created in their honor: she carefully recited some of the words from it for the audience.

Image via the 92nd Street Y

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