The Rule of Law Is at Work in Opera and the Supreme Court
Posted Aug 31, 2012 11:40 PM CST
By Stephanie Francis Ward
Opera, like great litigation, involves powerful storytelling, which evokes a variety of audience emotions.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her love of both mediums at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in August during the CLE program “Arias of Law.”
The panel, moderated by Chicago lawyer Craig Martin and sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation, also included U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli and the general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Anthony Freud.
Afterward, Ginsburg sat down with the ABA Journal to chat about music she recommends to law clerks, operas featuring legal dramas and the time she was serenaded by Plácido Domingo. Click here to view the video interview.