Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been making headlines lately by speaking out on decisions coming from the Supreme Court and even claiming she wasn't "100% sober" when she fell asleep during President Obama's State of the Union address. Ginsburg's outspoken nature is changing the mold of the traditional aloof justice, and the 81-year-old Clinton appointee has become something of an internet phenomenon spawning t-shirts, tattoos and blogs. The leader of the Court's liberal wing has also been dubbed by her supporters "The Notorious R.B.G."
NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams talks to Gwen Ifill about the woman behind the justice, from her early days as a women's rights lawyer for the ACLU to over 20 years on the Supreme Court where she has fostered an unusual friendship with one of her more conservative colleagues, Antonin Scalia. Their shared love of opera has even inspired its own opera based on their legal opinions. Ginsburg, now 81, who has battled cancer in the past, has been pressured by some to step down to preserve her liberal legacy. As Ginsburg has made clear, The Notorious R.B.G. isn't going anywhere soon.