It’s just us justices.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was overheard telling Brooklyn attorney Arthur Aidala and his wife, lawyer Marianne Bertuna, that the court hasn’t been the same since Antonin Scalia died in Feb. 2016.
“It is just boring without him,” Breyer somewhat kidded at the Supreme Court’s “End of Term” dinner in Washington D.C. With all that’s going on now, that’s hard to imagine. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts were all in attendance at the courthouse’s Great Hall get together. Monday’s dinner was limited to 200-invitees and no press was permitted.
Trump’s first SCOTUS appointee was not it attendance, but it sounds as though his future colleagues are looking forward to breaking bread with him soon.
“Neil Gorsuch was not there, but the general chatter was although he is fitting in and well-liked,” we’re told. “The Justices still miss Scalia’s humor both on and off the bench.”
All eight current Justices were on the same page Monday when they unanimously passed a ruling that would limit the Federal government’s reach when it comes to seizing the property of co-conspirators in criminal activity.
With Brian Niemietz