The Green Bag has created about one bobblehead a year, starting with Chief Justice Rehnquist in 2003, and only about 1,000 to 2,000 copies of each figurine have been made. They are randomly given away to journal subscribers and are not sold.
The dolls attempt to capture the justices’ individual quirks or interests. The Ginsburg doll features her holding a copy of Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language, which she quoted from in Eldred v. Ashcroft, and she is standing on a miniature version of the parade ground at the Virginia Military Institute, symbolizing U.S. v. Virginia, in which she struck down their all-male admissions policy.
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