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Justice Ginsburg Joins Supreme Court Bobblehead Club

By Robyn Hagan Cain | Last updated on


She’s a legend among women’s rights advocates, a cancer survivor, and Nino’s bestie. Now, she’s a Supreme Court bobblehead.

The Green Bag, an “entertaining” law journal, has produced 16 Supreme Court bobbleheads since 2003, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the latest jurist to be immortalized in resin, according to George Mason University’s School of Law.

Behold the greatness, after the jump.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bobblehead

Green Bag image via SBMBlog

The Green Bag bobbleheads are known for their detailed symbolism, and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg bobblehead doesn't disappoint.

Green Bag editor Ross Davis explains that Justice Ginsburg's likeness is mounted on a miniature Volume 518 of U.S. Reports, where you can find her United States v. Virginia decision striking down the all-male admissions policy at Virginia Military Institute (VMI). At her feet is a small model of the VMI parade grounds.

Under her left arm Ginsburg holds a copy of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which she quoted in the 2003 copyright case Eldred v. Ashcroft.

Her right hand holds a plug she is pulling from a safe, symbolizing her dissent in the 2007 Title VII equal pay case, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. There's a lily on the safe in honor of Lilly Ledbetter, and 13 cents inside the safe, representing the pay disparity between Ledbetter's lowest-paid male colleague and Ledbetter herself. The safe includes a Goodyear tired tread, symbolizing the plant where Ledbetter worked.

The Green Bag distributes the coveted bobbleheads "arbitrarily and capriciously," to readers and other random collectors.

Green Bag gifters: We'd be happy to exchange some FindLaw swag for a Justice Ginsburg bobblehead, if you're willing to entertain a quid pro quo. Just saying...

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