Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives out Notorious RBG t-shirts as gifts

The Supreme Court justice says she shares her "large supply" of merch from the Tumblr homage with friends

Published October 20, 2014 2:08PM (EDT)

  (AP/Matt Sayles)
(AP/Matt Sayles)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is with it: Not only does the Supreme Court justice know about the clever Tumblr tribute to her work, Notorious RBG, she also owns a good deal of merchandise from the collection. In a conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on Sunday, Ginsburg said she has "quite a large supply" of Notorious RBG goodies, which she likes to share with friends when she gets the chance:

Totenberg: On a somewhat lighter note, I want to ask you about the Notorious RBG t-shirt. I gather there are some people he who’ve worn them. I wear mine on the weekends all the time. ... 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 have—and in fact I think I gave you a Notorious RBG—

Totenberg: Two of my three. I bought one.

Ginsburg: I have quite a large supply.

Totenberg: Do you have the one -- what’s the one ‘you can’t have truth without Ruth'”?

Ginsburg: Without Ruth.

Ginsburg, who is already known for being quite fashionable, told Katie Couric how she first found out about the Notorious RBG blog in an interview for Yahoo News. "I will admit I had to be told by my law clerks, what’s this Notorious, and they explained that to me," Ginsburg said. "But the Web site is something I enjoy, all of my family do.”

Watch Ginsburg's conversation with Nina Totenburg in full below:

(h/t Time)

By Jenny Kutner

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