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Jurist, Prudent: Documentary 'RBG' Profiles Ginsburg On And Off The Bench

Co-directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West's doc preaches to the choir, and does so most effectively when it focuses on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career and not the memes that have accrued to her.
"Yeah You Know Me": Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of RBG, a documentary about her life and work. Source: Magnolia Pictures

"Thank you to all the meme creators," reads a message in the closing credits of the new documentary RBG. That's a pretty good mission statement for the film.

If you are a meme creator yourself, or if you're merely one of the millions who enjoy wandering through the hinterlands of Twitter and Tumblr searching for small bursts of wit to carry you through a dark world, you may have already guessed that is a biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That's because, in the last few years, Ginsburg's initials have

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