To celebrate, here are 10 things (some farfetched, others easy to get your hands on) that “Notorious R.B.G.” might love for her birthday:
Lego Set of the Women Supreme Court Justices
“Play on?” Try rule on.
Unfortunately for SCOTUS-loving parents everywhere, when Weinstock tried entering her collection into a Lego Ideas contest, the company rejected the design, citing a policy against political-themed sets, according to Time.
Can you tell which one’s Ruth Ginsburg?
A Fancy Eye-popping Collar/Jabot
Justice Ginsburg seems to love adding flair to the justices’ otherwise bland black robes, so what better gift to give than the hallmark of her wardrobe?
Tickets to the Opera
An opera enthusiast, Ginsburg has attended the opera numerous times and even starred in two Washington Opera productions, playing herself in a 2003 production of "Die Fledermaus" and as an extra in a 1994 production of "Ariadne auf Naxos."
“Fine California Wine”
Playing up her “notorious” reputation, Ginsburg revealed that she “wasn’t 100 percent sober” at this year’s State of the Union.
According to Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justices decided to pre-game Obama’s address with some wine at dinner.
"Before we went to the State of the Union, Justice Kennedy brought in...it was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine, and I vowed this year, just sparkling water, stay away from the wine," Ginsburg reportedly said. "But in the end, the dinner was so delicious, it needed wine."
She was caught dozing off during Obama’s speech.
Overturning Citizens United...
“If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United,” Ginsburg told The New Republic.
“I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.”
OK, so it’s not quite a feasible gift, but maybe that’s what Ginsburg will be wishing for as she blows out the candles on her birthday cake.
... Or Hobby Lobby
In the 2014 case Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, in which the court ruled that corporations with religious beliefs do not have to provide free contraceptives to their employees, Ginsburg wrote one of her more famous dissents.
“The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would override significant interests of the corporations’ employees and covered dependents,” Ginsburg wrote. “It would deny legions of women who do not hold their employers’ beliefs access to contraceptive coverage that the ACA would otherwise secure.”
Ginsburg Comic Book
Thanks to Bluewater Productions, you can read the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in comic form as part of the company’s “Female Force” comic book series.
A Ginsburg Bobblehead
The law journal “Green Bag” has been making bobbleheads of Supreme Court Justices since 2003 and, in 2012, the journal made Ginsburg immortal in bobblehead form.
A 'Notorious R.B.G.' Shirt
Ginsburg embraces her nickname and even owns a few of Notorious R.B.G. T-shirts that her fans created.
She revealed to NPR’s Nina Totenberg that she didn’t understand the parody behind her nickname at first, and that now she has "quite a large supply" of the T-shirts.
Ginsburg Biography Written by Her Tumblr Bloggers
“I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the Tumblr,” said Ginsburg, who’s a fan of the Tumblr Notorious R.B.G. dedicated to all things Ginsburg, NPR reports.
The blog announced earlier this year that it would pull together components of the blog for a “short and lively biography” titled “R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” set to be released in October.