The Secret of the Women in Black Robes

What do Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor have in common?

Well, besides the obvious?

They were all young fans of one fictional teenage super-sleuth: Nancy Drew.

In a delightful New York Times article, Nancy Drew and the Secret of the 3 Black Robes, Mary Jo Murphy reports that all three women admired the young, courageous heroine:

It doesn’t take a big clue to deduce that there’s something between Supreme Court women and Nancy Drew of River Heights, Somewhere, U.S.A., the teenage star of a wholesome series of detective novels that have been in print in some version — dated and updated — since their inception in 1930.

What is it about the nice girl in "gumshoe pumps and sassy blue convertible"? Find out here.

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