|LEGAL JUSTICE LEAGUE
WOMEN OF THE SUPREME COURT IN LEGO
Legal Justice League by Maia Weinstock - Full photo album (Flickr)
Celebrate women in law with the Legal Justice League! For 192 years, the constitutionality of United States law was decided by men alone. Then in 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Three women have since joined O'Connor in representing the female half of the U.S. population on the Supreme Court bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993), Sonia Sotomayor (2009), and Elena Kagan (2010).
This set of custom-designed LEGO minifigures, U.S. Supreme Court replica, and SCOTUS library/study aims to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the legal realm, and to encourage girls and women to work toward high positions in the U.S. judicial system. See additional photos on Maia's Flickr album. Learn about Maia.
Update: Thanks to everyone for your amazing outpouring of support for this set! Many of you have asked if it is available for purchase. Unfortunately, at this time it is not. Please note that the set was already submitted to LEGO Ideas, but was rejected by the company for going against their "no politics or political symbols" rule.
Update #2: In response to overwhelming demand, I've penned an appeal to LEGO, in the hopes they may reconsider.
Update #3: In an official response from LEGO, the company declined to change its mind about allowing the Legal Justice League on LEGO Ideas, citing a prohibition against depicting any current members of government. They did offer words of encouragement, however, and when I asked if I could resubmit the set featuring generic characters, they agreed. So, if you'd like to see the new Legal Justice Team, featuring three female judges, in a toy store near you, please vote here.
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American Bar Association Journal
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The Mary Sue
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National Public Radio
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Public Radio International
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Public Radio International
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The Washington Post
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