A View from the Courtroom: International Day

Justice Scalia dissents in Zivotofsky (Art Lien)
Today will turn out to be international affairs day at the Supreme Court.
The spirit may have been set over the weekend at the Washington Opera Ball, an annual benefit for the Washington National Opera that is traditionally held at a foreign embassy. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito, Jr., were in attendance Saturday night at the ball held at the German Embassy, according to The Washington Post, which reported that the locale was “a Teutonic tie-in with the opera’s upcoming performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.”
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens is in the courtroom this morning. He appears to be wearing a lapel pin on his dark suit, which may or may not be the pin he received at the Court’s annual awards

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