Amicus

Amicus: Notorious RBG

How the diminutive Supreme Court justice came to be depicted on the biceps of fans nationwide.

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We kick off a brand new season of our podcast with an episode devoted to the member of the Supreme Court bench who has garnered by far the most headlines since our last episode. That’s right, it’s the slavish fangirl edition of Amicus, in which we cave to the pressure of our listeners and fête the woman who had the temerity to call Donald Trump a “faker” this past July.

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RBG tattoo by Flaco Garcia at Addicted to Ink in White Plains, New York.

Cooper Sirwatka

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Joining us to discuss the cultural phenomenon that is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon, co-author of the best-selling biography Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We also hear from Cooper Sirwatka, a New York attorney and proud wearer of a full-color RBG tattoo.

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