Nice Time: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 1954 Cornell Yearbook Pics Are Here For Your Nerdcrush


You guys, this is just too adorable for words --photos of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her 1954 Yearbook, The Cornelleian. Is it sexist to speak of a sitting Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States as "adorable"? Maybe? Then again, as feminism expert and actual female lesbian Snipy points out, it probably is not, since she is in fact tiny and adorable. Everyone knows this. So go ahead and swoon, just like you did over that photo of Nancy Pelosi in 1961.

Also, too, for contrast, there is this image from young Miss Bader's high school yearbook from 1950:

We do have to note that she was Treasurer of the "Go-Getters" at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. What were the "Go-Getters"? We haven't the slightest idea, but we bet their funds were well looked-after. Actually, we do, because New York Times: it is a "student pep club." We have a feeling the name may have lapsed into disuse.

What other surprises are to be found in the Cornell yearbook? Nothing much; she was Phi Beta Kappa, no news there, and she somehow managed to be absent the day that her sorority's group photo was taken, possibly because she was out fighting crime or waterskiing, we would guess.

Josh Blackman, the lawblogger whose lawblog the photos come from, also has a copy of Antonin Scalia's yearbook. Because it is Friday and we love you, we will not post any photos from it.

[Josh Blackman's Blog]

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