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I love Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I truly do. I was so jealous when my then baby grandson got to meet her and I didn't. I did say hello on a plane once but I don't think that counts. After reading Emily Bazelon's interview with her in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, I love her even more.

Why? Well keep reading:

On being the "only one":

Itís almost like being back in law school in 1956, when there were 9 of us in a class of over 500, so that meant most sections had just 2 women, and you felt that every eye was on you. Every time you went to answer a question, you were answering for your entire sex. It may not have been true, but certainly you felt that way. You were different and the object of curiosity.

On having more women on the court:

It matters for women to be there at the conference table to be doing everything that the court does.

On the double standard:

Once Justice OíConnor was questioning counsel at oral argument. I thought she was done, so I asked a question, and Sandra said: Just a minute, Iím not finished. So I apologized to her and she said, Itís O.K., Ruth. The guys do it to each other all the time, they step on each otherís questions. And then there appeared an item in USA Today, and the headline was something likeďRude Ruth Interrupts Sandra.Ē

On the renaming of a dining room at the court in honor of Natalie Cornell Rehnquist, wife of the late chief justice:.

The tribute was OíConnorís idea. ďMy former chief was a traditionalist, but he could hardly object,Ē Ginsburg said with a bit of glee.

Go read the interview. It's worth it.