The words "cool" and "Supreme Court" are not typically uttered in the same sentence. But, then again, you clearly have not hung out at 81-year-old SCOTUS Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, otherwise known as the "Notorious R.G.B."
Yeah, you read it right. In fact, the esteemed legal scholar has endorsed the meme so hard, she recently said she hands out R.G.B. merch to friends and family. There are not only several sites selling Notorious gear, but also a Tumblr) to prove her superfly status.
Apparently, R.G.B., a liberal justice appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 (as only the second female justice and first Jewish one), said in an interview this week that she keeps quite a "large supply" of R.G.B. gear on hand.
In an interview with NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg, Ginsburg said she heard about them from a law clerk, who also told her about the Tumblr and explained that the gear parodied the nickname of the late rap king Biggie Smalls.
"And now my grandchildren love it and I try to keep abreast of the latest that’s on the Tumblr. I have — and in fact I think I gave you a Notorious R.B.G.," she told Totenberg.
Actually, Ginsburg gave Totenberg two of the three she owns. "I have quite a large supply," Ginsburg said.