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Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw Kate McKinnon portray her on 'SNL.' Here's what she thought.

The Supreme Court justice was asked about it at Sundance Film Festival.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw Kate McKinnon portray her on 'SNL.' Here's what she thought.

She's delighted fans weekly on "Saturday Night Live" for nearly six years and stole the show as Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in 2016's "Ghostbusters" reboot — clearly, actress and comedian Kate McKinnon has mastered the art of impersonation.

I mean, which other "SNL" star could flawlessly pull off Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, and Jeff Sessions?

*crickets*

Exactly!




And one of McKinnon's especially hilarious portrayals is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

GIFs via "Saturday Night Live."

McKinnon's Ginsburg is spry, unfiltered, and bursting with memorable one-liners.  

The character even generated a perfectly out there term for the 84-year-old's fiery takedowns: "Gins-burns."

It's a term the real "Notorious RBG" has come to love.

Sitting down with NPR's Nina Totenberg on January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival, Ginsburg finally answered the years-old 'SNL' question.

"So, what did you think of your portrayal on 'Saturday Night Live'?" Totenberg asked.

"I liked the actress that portrayed me," a smiling Ginsburg answered. "And I would like to say 'Gins-burn' sometimes to my colleagues." The crowd erupted with laughs and cheers.

You can watch the full exchange below:

Much to the (likely) consternation of President Trump — who once said Ginsburg's mind is "shot" and called on her to resign — it sounds like we'll be hearing many more 'Gins-burns' in the months and years ahead.

The Supreme Court justice — one of only four women in U.S. history to hold the title — just hired a slate of law clerks through 2020, dimming hopes from conservatives that she'd be retiring prior to the next presidential election. Ginsburg previously said she'll remain on the court as long as her health allows.

If her rigorous workout routine is any indication, that will be a while!

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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