Judiciary

Ginsburg writes a personal note to an 8-year-old fan


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ABA Journal file photo by Sam Kittner.

An 8-year-old girl who dressed up as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her school’s superhero day got a personal note from the justice.

The girl, Michele Threefoot, was inspired by a children’s book about Ginsburg called I Dissent, the Huffington Post reports in a story noted by Above the Law. A picture of Threefoot’s Ginsburg get-up went viral, and Ginsburg was among those who saw it.

“Dear Michele,” Ginsburg’s letter read. “You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning. Every good wish, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

Michele’s mother, Krista Threefoot, told the Huffington Post that her daughter was “super duper excited” about the note. The justice, Threefoot said, had made a little girl “really, really happy.”

USA Today has a video story.

Below is the photo of Michele Threefood that her mother posted on Facebook:

Updated Jan. 11 to include Facebook post with Michele’s photo.


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