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“The Popular Vote Over the last year we’ve been hearing one name, over and over again, from all of our fans. OK, well technically, it was just three initials... The people have spoken and in these turbulent times of political uncertainty, a most unlikely hero has emerged – and that means it's time for us to make a new action figure”
However, Ginsburg never actually said that the age of consent should be lowered to 12. Ginsburg’s report was about changing gendered language, not the age of consent, in our existing laws. In the quoted passage, she was not arguing for or against lowering the age of consent; rather, she was quoting a proposed Senate bill as an example of how appropriate gender-neutral pronouns should be used. Ginsburg wrote that she used this bill because it “conform(ed) to the equality principle,” not because she agreed with the presented age of consent.
Most controversially, she repeatedly expressed concern in 2016 that Trump might be elected president — statements that raised serious issues about whether she needed to recuse herself from cases involving his campaign, and for which she also apologized.
As her public persona has grown, Ginsburg has embraced the "Notorious R.B.G." label. She's encouraged a cult of worship to grow up around her. There's hagiography like the "Notorious RBG" book and the "The RBG Workout," an illustrated book by her personal trainer. There's a Ginsburg tumblr and Ginsburg T-shirts.
Just this week, despite swearing off political statements, she said sexism played a prominent role in Hillary Clinton's election defeat. That may be true, but a sitting Supreme Court justice should not be weighing in on such questions.
(page 102 in the text, 110 in the pdf) “Recommendations …..
18 U.S.C. §2032 —Eliminate the phrase "carnal knowledge of any female, not his wife who has not attained the age of sixteen years" and substitutea Federal, sex-neutral definition of the offense patterned after S. 1400 §1633: A person is guilty of an offense if he engages in a sexual act with another person, not his spouse, and (1) compels the other person to participate: (A) by force or (B) by threatening or placing the other person in fear that any person will imminently be subjected to death, serious bodily injury, or kidnapping; (2) has substantially impaired the other person's power to appraise or control the conduct by administering or employing a drug or intoxicant without the knowledge or against the will of such other person, or by other means; or (3)the other person is, in fact, less than 12 years old 102
RBG is such a tremendously positive and inspirational character to so many different kinds of people.
Knowing that some of these figures will surely wind up in the hands of young girls and boys who may, quite possibly, grow up entirely free of all of the antiquated stereotypes that RBG has spent her life dismantling is both gratifying and humbling.
The “Notorious RBG” meme was always a bit cartoonish; it first took off in 2014 after Ginsburg read aloud a fiercely-worded, 35-page dissent to the court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, which affirmed that owners of for-profit businesses don’t have to offer birth control coverage if it violates their religious beliefs. The meme quickly went viral; soon, “Notorious RBG” was on t-shirts and adult coloring books, emblazoned on smartphone cases and bookbags, and the concept behind a best-selling tribute book.
So the backlash hit pretty hard. The dream was over, many Twitter users declared — there would be no more cartoon gifs, no more ‘RBG’ swag, no more viral photos of adorable infants dressed as ‘Ruth Baby Ginsburg’ for Halloween, no more prancing cartoon RBGs shooting righteous rainbows from her fingertips.
Thanks for putting up the Snopes article yourself so I didn’t have to research this absurd claim on my own.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets her insults of Donald Trump.
“I would say yes to your question, and that's why I gave the statement. I did something I should not have done. It’s over and done with and I don't want to discuss it anymore.”
In three separate interviews the justice sounded off on Trump, at one point saying she didn't “want to contemplate” the effects a Trump candidacy would have on the court. Ginsburg is known for her liberal bent, but the comments created a firestorm nonetheless because members of the Supreme Court generally avoid getting involved in presidential politics.
Trump called on her to resign from her post and said “her mind is shot.”
5) How many Supreme Court judges does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, she holds the bulb still and the world revolves around her.
6) What did the judge say when a skunk entered the courtroom?
Answer: Odor, Odor in the court!!!