Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rules Hot Dogs Are Sandwiches

March 26, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been on the bench for some of the most high-profile rulings in American history.

Are corporations entitled to freedom of speech privilege?  Does due process protect the right of same-sex couples to marry?  But in her 24 years on the bench, RBG has not issued a ruling so controversial as she did while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Like all good journalists, Colbert wasn't afraid to ask the Super Court Justice the big questions, including:  "Are hot dogs sandwiches?."

And thankfully for us, RBG ruled.

Colbert defined a sandwich as "two pieces of bread with almost any type of filling in between, as long as it's not more bread."  Ginsburg, of course, wanted some clarification, and asked of Colbert, "Two pieces of bread.  Does that include a roll that's cut open, but still not completely?"  Colbert pointed out that with sub sandwiches, the bread isn't often fully separated, but it is "clearly a sandwich."  That argument seemed to be good enough for Ginsburg, who officially exclaimed that hot dogs are in fact sandwiches.  

Thank goodness we can finally put this issue to rest!  Thanks, RBG!

Via SF Gate