The XX Factor

Emily Interviews Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Our own Emily has a fantastic and revealing Q & A with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg up on the New York Times website today. Their conversation ranges from Roe v. Wade to summer camp in the Adirondacks to Savana Redding to losing her shoe under the bench. It seems primarily designed as a warning to any holdouts on Sotomayor. (“Yes, the notion that Sonia is an aggressive questioner-what else is new? Has anybody watched Scalia or Breyer up on the bench?”) Her feeling about the lack of women on the bench could pass as pointed fashion advice: “It just doesn’t look right in the year 2009.”