For A Cordial Supreme Court, Keep The Food And Wine Coming

Via The Salt.

Via The Salt.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has something to say…about food!

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a cultural force — her face emblazoned on T-shirts and tattoos, her iconic status solidified with the hip-hop-inspired moniker Notorious RBG. But, she’s also developed a bit of a reputation for snoozing away during annual State of the Union addresses.

Ginsburg says there’s a perfectly valid reason: alcohol.

Like co-workers everywhere, the justices of the nation’s highest court enjoy bonding through food and wine. And a pre-State of the Union Address dinner, complete with wine, has become a tradition for the justices, Ginsburg explained Wednesday during a talk about the court’s food culture at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

“One year, Justice [Anthony] Kennedy came with a couple of bottles of Opus One from California,” Ginsburg said. “That was the first time I fell asleep during the State of the Union.”

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