Friday, January 30, 2009

Justices Ginsburg & Scalia confirmed for New Years Eve dinners

Today a JinC post -- Justice Scalia at Duke: did the N&O and H-S miss the story? -- included this:

Regarding Scalia’s description of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “the closest of his colleagues:” ...

I’ve been told the justices and their spouses have dinner together each New Years Eve but I don’t know that for a fact.

Can anyone confirm?
A few hours later an Anon commenter on the post thread said:
Here's something from the Wall Street Journal's 12/27/2007 Law Blog...

This New Year’s Eve, as they have done for more than two decades, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Antonin Scalia will join with their spouses and another couple or two at the Ginsburgs’ large Watergate apartment. After the caviar and wine, they may dine, as they have in the past, on something Scalia has bagged on one of his hunting trips.
Thank you, Anon, for providing the information and its source.

You’ve given us another fine example of JinC “editors at work” and the power of open source information seeking on the Net.