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Justices are people, too

Big week for the U.S. Supreme Court, between the Arizona immigration decision on Monday and the anticipated “Obamacare” case this morning.

You can bet both the proponents and the opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have their vitriolic faxes and hyperventilating email blasts that purport to be “news” releases ready to fly the minute a decision is announced, whatever it may be.

Here’s a refreshing alternative to the week’s lathered Supreme Court coverage, courtesy of Sarah Hedgecock at The Daily Beast.

She has compiled “11 Wacky Supreme Court Facts” for your entertainment.

For example, who knew that Justice Elena Kagan is a frozen yogurt fan and had a froyo machine installed in the court canteen? Or that there’s a gym on the top floor of the Supreme Court building, with a basketball court dubbed “the highest court in the land.”

The friendship of two ideological opposites, Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Ginsberg, is no secret, but do you know what they like to do together?

One more preview: You’ll win a prize — say, a cup of frozen yogurt — if you can name the two Supreme Court justices who have appeared on U.S. currency. (Hint: They were on the $500 and $10,000 bills.)

6 comments

  1. Who plays ball on the court?

  2. Who plays ball on the court?

  3. Prize question:

    Taft and Marshall

  4. Prize question:

    Taft and Marshall

  5. Tom, John Marshall is correct and Wm. Howard Taft is a good guess. But the other justice who was on money was Salmon P. Chase.

  6. Tom, John Marshall is correct and Wm. Howard Taft is a good guess. But the other justice who was on money was Salmon P. Chase.

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