As the approaches, we submit these briefs about Supreme Court justices and food:
* At Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings this summer, the failed airliner bombing in Detroit was discussed. Asked where she had been when the terrorism attempt occurred last Christmas Day, Kagan said: “You know, like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.”
* Oreo cookies and washed them down with cranberry juice, a drink that he thought would help his aching back.snacked on
* Author Bill Geerhart wrote letters to Supreme Court justices, pretending to be a 10-year-old boy curious about their favorite McDonald’s food. Their responses: Sandra Day O’Connor likes Big Macs, Clarence Thomas prefers Ruth Bader Ginsburg “hasn’t been to McDonald’s since her son was 10” decades ago., and
* William O. Douglas met his fourth wife at a Portland, Oregon, restaurant where she worked as a waitress. When they wed, he was 67 and she was 23.
* David Souter ate the same thing for lunch every day: a cup of yogurt and an apple -- including the seeds and the core.
* When Sandra Day O’Connor was being considered for the court, she hosted White House aides at her Arizona home, serving them a salmon mousse salad.
* Sonia Sotomayor was spotted in July at Joe’s Shanghai restaurant in New York’s Chinatown, enjoying soup dumplings, scallion pancakes, braised bean curd with spinach, and jasmine tea. She left a 30 percent tip.
Sources: “Sandra Day O'Connor” by Joan Biskupic; “The Nine” by Supreme Court” by ; “Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas” by Bruce Allen Murphy; “Little Billy’s Letters” by Bill Geerhart; Chicago Tribune; New York Daily News; and Wall Street Journal.; “The