SEVERAL RISING STARS HONOREES ANSWER:
Chief Justice John
I think how he moved up is fascinating.
He moved very quickly from the lower
level courts to the highest position on the
court in the land. [He’s young] compared
to the others, so you know he’s going to be
affecting jurisprudence for decades.
MICHAEL GAARDER / ASSOCIATE,
PENNINGTON & CHERNE; ST. CLOUD;
I would be thrilled
to have lunch
with Justice Sonia
She is truly a self-made success. I am
interested to learn more about her life,
career and what it is really like to be a
member of the Supreme Court. I also
believe that she is the most down-to-earth
justice, and we would be able to carry on
a conversation for the entire lunch. I think
she would enjoy eating at the Khyber Pass
Cafe, Ngon Vietnamese Bistro or Supatra’s
Thai Bistro, which are just a few of St.
Paul’s best ethnic restaurants.
ELIZABETH A. CLYSDALE / PARTNER,
COLLINS, BUCKLEY, SAUNTRY & HAUGH; ST.
PAUL; FAMILY LAW; ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ginsburg is probably a popular
choice, but rightly so, as she is the
longest-serving woman who is currently
on the Supreme Court bench. Her federal
judicial service also predates Justice
O’Connor’s, if you include her time on
the D.C. circuit. Justice Ginsburg has
written a number of influential decisions
and dissents, especially in employment
law cases and other cases related to
individual rights. … She is also well-known for her outspokenness and pithy
remarks, which would undoubtedly make
her an entertaining lunch companion.
Whether or not I would always agree with
her, it seems she would likely have well-thought-out positions on any number of
issues. As for where to take her—perhaps
Zaytinya. I used to live in Washington,
D.C., and Zaytinya is one of my favorite
restaurants. Its small plates are perfect
for a leisurely meal.
KRISTIN BERGER PARKER / ASSOCIATE,
STINSON LEONARD STREET; MINNEAPOLIS;
EMPLOYMENT & LABOR
WHICH U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WOULD
YOU TAKE TO LUNCH AND WHERE? AS TOLD TO JESSICA TAM