Awkward

Yesterday during Oral Arguments in Kansas v. Colorado, this jewel came up during oral arguments:

[Justice Souter asks a question]
MR. SUTHERS: Justice Ginsburg, 1920 —
JUSTICE SOUTER: I’m greatly flattered.
(Laughter.)
MR. SUTHERS: Justice Souter, Justice Souter, sorry. Justice Souter.
JUSTICE SOUTER: You’re not the first to have done that.
(Laughter.)

Justice Souter is right- the exact same thing happened last May during arguments. Lawyers get caught up in the moment and make mistakes with some frequency, but it seems odd that the same mistake would happen twice in as many years. Interesting.


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