WHICH U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WOULD YOU
LIKE TO TAKE TO LUNCH? AND WHERE? AS TOLD TO LAUREN PECK AND LEAH SMITH
I would pick Justice Scalia.
People might think I would pick Justice Scalia
based on his “originalistic” view of constitutional
interpretation, and if so, they might be
disappointed by the real reasoning behind my
choice. He’s an avid duck hunter, as am I, and I
think it would be fun to talk about his hunting
escapades over a meal.
As for the where I would take him for lunch,
I could think of no better place for eating lunch
(or perhaps a late breakfast) than in a duck blind
after a morning hunt.
ALEC M. TAYLOR / ASSOCIATE, KREBS, FARLEY
& PELLETERI; JACKSON, MISS.; CONSTRUC TION
Sandra Day O’Connor,
When I was growing up, Justice O’Connor was
such an inspiration to me in her achievements
and in also the manner she handled her position
as the first woman on the Supreme Court. She
continues to inspire me in her continued service
in her retirement and her Our Courts initiative.
I think it’s wonderful that Justice O’Connor is
actively working to improve civics education in an
As for where, I don’t have a preference. I think I
would be too excited to eat anything anyway.
MEREDITH LOWRY / PARTNER, SMITH HURST;
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
I would take Justice Sonia
Sotomayor and Justice
Elena Kagan to Fivo’s
Pizza on 187th Street in
New York City.
Like both of them, I grew up in New York. I
would love to hear about their experiences there
and how those experiences have shaped their
lives so far, including as the newest members of
the court. And, of course, we could compare notes
on our favorite pizza places!
CARRIE STEFANIAK / ASSOCIATE, HUSCH
BLACK WELL; CHATTANOOGA, TENN.; FINANCIAL
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