I stumbled upon a speech given by Justice Ginsburg on March 23, 2009 on the “Lighter Side of Life at the Supreme Court.” Its a pretty interesting read and, thankfully, a short one. She mentions a handful of fairly funny anecdotes about the Court, including this excerpt from her husband’s proposed canned responses to letters:

Favorite Recipes. The Justice was expelled from the kitchen nearly three decades ago by her food-loving children. She no longer cooks and the one recipe from her youth, tuna fish casserole, is nobody’s favorite.
Photograph. Justice Ginsburg is flattered, indeed amazed, by the number of requests for her photograph. She is now 61 years of age ah, those were the days! — and understandably keeps no supply.
Are We Related? The birth names of the Justice’s parents are Bader and Amster. Many who bear those names have written, giving details of origin and immigration. While the information is engrossing, you and she probably are not related within any reasonable degree of consanguinity. Justice Ginsburg knows, or knew, all of the issue of all in her family fortunate enough to make their way to the U.S.A.

You can find more speeches from the Justices here.


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