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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has a Large Supply of 'Notorious RBG' Shirts


Sure, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the greatest American minds of our time, residing on the Supreme Court (and making history while doing so) for more than 20 years, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have a little fun with it. The 81-year-old Associate Justice confessed at an event in N.Y.C. that not only does she own T-shirts printed with her likeness and the words “Notorious RBG,” but she also gives them out to friends.

Notorious RBG shirt
Notorious RBG; Inset:Evan Vucci/AP

While being interviewed at N.Y.C.’s 92nd Street Y, Ginsberg said she owned “quite a large supply” of the shirts, which were printed up by the blog bearing the same name (founded after Ginsburg’s scorching Hobby Lobby dissent in June). And not only that, she likes to give them to friends and family as souvenirs.

“I think a law clerk told me about this Tumblr and also explained to me what Notorious RBG was a parody on,” Ginsburg said in the interview, according to Time. “And now my grandchildren love it and I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the tumblr. I have — and in fact I think I gave [interviewer Nina Totenberg] — a Notorious RBG [shirt].”

Earlier this year, Ginsburg told Katie Couric she was a big fan of the blog. “I haven’t seen anything that isn’t either pleasing or funny on the Web site,” she said. “The Web site is something I enjoy, all of my family do.”

Do you want a Notorious RBG shirt direct from the source? Think she wears one under her Supreme Court robe? Share your thoughts below!

–Alex Apatoff