Talk:Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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"Notorious R.B.G."Edit

We can't assume readers will necessarily know who The Notorious B.I.G. was. To those who don't, "Notorious R.B.G." will not make much sense. Worse, as the title is said to reflect her "fiery dissents" and "refusal to step down", an uninformed reader could easily assume that the epithet is intended to be an insult. Context is definitely in order here, although I'm unsure how to make the connection without introducing original research. For the moment, I'm going to add a piped link; perhaps others have better ideas? Joefromrandb (talk) 08:34, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

@Joefromrandb and Sphilbrick: Sphilbrick, I'm just letting you know that what you recently removed has been brought up here before. I do think some additional context is in order, but the piped link isn't vandalism. I understand why you thought it was, though, as I think the reference is unclear, even with the piped link, for those unfamiliar with this aspect of American culture. Maybe we should be explicit about the reference, with something like: Ginsburg has received attention in American popular culture for her fiery liberal dissents and refusal to step down. She has been dubbed the "Notorious R.B.G.", in reference to the rapper Notorious B.I.G. Airplaneman (talk) 22:47, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Airplaneman, After I removed the link, it occurred to me that it may well not have been vandalism but deliberate. However, I was responding to an OTRS email to Wikimedia. The reader was pointing out what they believed to be an error. While it may have been deliberate, I think it can be confusing and I support your alternative wording. S Philbrick(Talk) 23:51, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
I just added "in reference to the rapper Notorious B.I.G." to the last sentence of the lead clarifying it. I don't think we need any additional changes.MartinezMD (talk) 00:51, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Adding a reference tag is meaningless to its relevance in the lead. Mentioning that in the already very long lead is in poor taste and reads horribly partisan. Should be removed from the lead and added below. Incredibly poor taste and lack of impartial judgement that it's even placed in the lead to begin with. Is it really that significant to belong there? Absolutely not.Jakobees (talk) 21:53, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 April 2019Edit

Ginsburg has received attention in American popular culture for her fiery liberal dissents and refusal to step down; she has been dubbed the "Notorious R.B.G."[2] The link at the end of the first section to the above line on "Notorious R.B.G." is incorrect. Please remove the link. Ripple.goyal (talk) 00:14, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

I see nothing wrong with the link. What specifically is wrong about it? MartinezMD (talk) 02:13, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
MartinezMD, I think the concern was not the reference, but the link, which was wrong, and I just removed. S Philbrick(Talk) 15:06, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

The last sentence is nonsense.Edit

It looks like two separate sentences were inadvertently joined:

"In her concurring opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), a decision upholding Michigan Law School's affirmative action admissions policy, Ginsburg noted there was accord between the notion that affirmative action admissions policies would have an end point and agrees with international treaties designed to combat racial and gender based discrimination." West5414 (talk) 05:44, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 March 2020Edit

In the "Health" section, third paragraph, Supreme is misspelled as "Supereme" [sic]. (talk) 11:52, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

  Done Knope7 (talk) 13:23, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 March 2020Edit

Ginsburg is also misspelled, see infra.

Gisnburg fell in her office at the Supereme Court, fracturing three ribs, for which she was hospitalization (talk) 11:54, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

  Done Thank you! Knope7 (talk) 13:24, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
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