Law in Popular Culture

Stamp honoring Justice Ginsburg will be available in October

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Image from the U.S. Postal Service’s Aug. 24 press release.

The U.S. Postal Service will soon unveil its new stamp honoring the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which celebrates “her groundbreaking contributions to justice, gender equality and the rule of law.”

The Postal Service announced last week that the dedication ceremony for the new stamp will be Oct. 2 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register here.

The stamp features an oil painting of Ginsburg in her black judicial robe and iconic white collar. Ethel Kessler, an art director for the Postal Service, designed the stamp with a portrait by Michael J. Deas. The portrait is based on a photograph by Philip Bermingham.

Ginsburg, who died at age 87 in 2020, became the second female justice after she was appointed to the Supreme Court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1993. She was a champion of gender equality who became a cultural icon dubbed “the Notorious RBG.”

The Postal Service said the stamp “captures her enduring spirit and tireless dedication to upholding the principles of the Constitution.”

The Hill and USA Today have additional coverage of the stamp unveiling.

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