Ruth Bader Ginsburg Played Fantasy Baseball (And Talked Trash)
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, she left behind an unimpeachable legacy. Known for her sharp intellect, powerful dissents, unparalleled passion for justice, and trailblazer status as the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, RBG was truly a force to be reckoned with throughout her monumental career. Despite her lifetime of incredible achievements, there is one thing she wasn't all too great at according to one of her former law clerks -- understanding the inner workings of fantasy baseball (same girl, same).
Following the news of her passing, Scott Hershovitz, who is now a professor of law at the University of Michigan, took to Twitter to share a "happy RBG memory" about his former boss:
While working under Justice Ginsburg, Hershovitz and some of his fellow clerks had a fantasy baseball league, where they'd go to bat against their peers and Justice Samuel Alito, who insisted on having a team of his own. Although RBG's clerks had a rough season, they "destroyed" Justice Alito's team 10-0. Presumably excited from their monumental win, Hershovitz visited his boss to fill her in on the good news. Considering it was the end of the term, a notably busy time for Supreme Court judges and their clerks, "she looked at [Hershovitz] like [he] was insane." He then handed her a memo he wrote about the victory and asked her to sign it.
After reading through the memo again, she signed it with a smile, before agreeing to send copies to every justice on the Supreme Court. The memo read as follows:
We all knew RBG was a certifiable badass, but that is straight savage. Soon after, Justice Alito "acknowledged that RBG was entitled to gloat [...] but he added that, with the end of term, he planned to dedicate more time to his team." A few days later, one of Justice Alito's clerks called to complain he was now in charge of his boss's team. Oof.
The moral of the story? Even the Notorious RBG, feminist icon that she was, had her moments of the utmost trash-talking brutality. May her memory be a blessing.