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Notorious R.B.G.

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“The name is obviously a reference to Notorious B.I.G., who is this large, imposing rapper, a really powerful figure; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this 90-pound Jewish grandmother.

The juxtaposition of the two made it humorous, but is also a celebration of how powerful she really is.”

Shana Knizhnik ’15, in the New Republic

Knizhnik was so moved last year by the justice’s eloquent and vehement dissents from controversial Supreme Court decisions that she created a T-shirt and a fan site: Ginsburg’s blistering dissent in the recent Hobby Lobby case reignited attention to Knizhnik’s blog and helped sell hundreds of tees.

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