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Tomorrow, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle will host the 55th Red Mass.

Tradition holds that, on the Sunday before the opening of the Court’s October term, the Catholic Church hosts a mass to bring wisdom and guidance to the Justices of the high court. Although the current Court is a 5-4 majority of Catholics, many of the non-Catholic Justices often join other public officials at the event (Justice Breyer, who is Jewish, has attended in the past). You can find pictures and a bit of history about this fascinating tradition here.

Certainly, we all join the Church in wishing health to the Justices this term. Well, all of us except those buying up contracts in the Intrade market for which Justice will die next.

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