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TMZ Goes Full TMZ on the Notorious RBG

By George Khoury, Esq. | Last updated on

Recently, Justice Ginsburg was 'interviewed' by a TMZ 'reporter' as she walked through Reagan National Airport in D.C. During the brief encounter, as the reporter briskly walked alongside the justice and what appeared to be her security personnel, he asked such astounding questions as:

- Would you ever change your career with Judge Judy if you had the opportunity?
- Do you love Judge Judy?
- Would you ever exchange careers, at least for a year, with her?

While the justice did seem to be a little vexed at first, she did answer the second and third questions rather clearly. In response to being asked whether she loved Judy, she said: "I don't watch television." And to the offer to temporarily "exchange" careers with the highly paid TV judge, Justice Ginsburg provided a clear "no," that seemed to laugh its way out of her.

Justice in the Bright Lights

If you don't care for celebrity gossip, you might be a bit disturbed by TMZ's poking questions at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she walked through an airport. However, the fact that a celebrity gossip show is even spending time on a Supreme Court justice speaks volumes about that justice. However, the focus on Judge Judy isn't as surprising as one might expect, as it was recently discovered that she makes nearly $50 million per year. And she's a famous TV judge.

Nevertheless, in addition to just being a pop culture icon, Justice Ginsburg is the subject of a recent feature length film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and many others, this year, and is set to release to the public on May 4. Given that upcoming release, it's curious that there was not a single question about the movie, Justice Ginsburg's reception of the movie, or even her colleagues' comments on the movie.

Watching the TMZ video just gives the impression that the justice was being trolled by an anonymous fourteen year old on Twitter. Like, you just don't go asking Martha Stewart how to pimp your ride ... you ask her for stock tips and how to bake a cake.

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