1. Chihuahua RBG from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    Watch the show segment here and view the full canine footage here!

     


  2. Why not match the most baller Supreme Court Justice?

    Watch the full interview here!

     


  3. "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     


  4. In regulating an athletic program or endeavoring to combat an exploding drug epidemic, a school’s custodial obligations may permit searches that would otherwise unacceptably abridge students’ rights. When custodial duties are not ascendant, however, schools’ tutelary obligations to their students require them to “teach by example” by avoiding symbolic measures that diminish constitutional protections. That schools are educating the young for citizenship is reason for scrupulous protection of Constitutional freedoms of the individual, if we are not to strangle the free mind at its source and teach youth to discount important principles of our government as mere platitudes.
    — Board of Education of Independent School District of Pottawatomie County v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822, 855 (2002) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting from decision allowing urine drug testing by Oklahoma school district of all students enrolled in extracurricular activities).
     

  5. "So yes, there is a blog out there that is praising Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Notorious R.B.G., but if you don’t know the difference between a blog and a Tumblr, that’s because you are not as hip and with it as 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

    Rachel Maddow, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Hipper Than You, msnbc (Oct. 7, 2014).

     
     


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  8. If the Democrats lose control of the Senate in November, there will be expressions of despair: Doesn’t she know that she could die at any minute? Why isn’t it her priority to make sure the Court house is tidy before she leaves? Ginsburg’s dissent, to Weisberg, is a strong one:

    “Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court. [The Senate Republicans] took off the filibuster for lower federal court appointments, but it remains for this court. So anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided.”
    — Amy Davidson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Retirement Dissent, The New Yorker (Sept. 24, 2014).
     


  9. [When I was at the ACLU, w]e had clear targets. That is, we wanted to get rid of every explicitly gender-based law, and the statute books were riddled with them, federal and state. Now discrimination is more subtle. It’s more unconscious. I think unconscious bias is one of the hardest things to get at.
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  10. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to have her new moniker, Notorious R.B.G., explained to her by her clerks. But you can’t always count on clerks to really understand rap. So a new amicus brief filed by Clay Calvert on behalf of Nielson and Kubrin, together with the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida in Gainesville, presents the history and essence of rap music."

    Dahlia Lithwick, Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music, Slate (Sept. 17, 2014).