Question of the Week

Have You Ever Had a Personal Encounter with a US Supreme Court Justice?

Gonzaga University School of Law professor Ann Murphy wrote in to us last week about how she had an opportunity to talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in her chambers.

“This came about due to a rather embarrassing mistake I made two years ago, when I included Justice Sotomayor in a ‘reply all’ email,” Murphy wrote. “When I realized I had made an error, I apologized and she could not have been nicer about it.” The two began swapping emails, and Sotomayor invited Murphy to see her at the Supreme Court when Murphy was in Washington, D.C. for a conference.

Hearing about this friendly encounter has prompted us to ask you, our readers: Have you ever had a personal encounter with a U.S. Supreme Court justice? Was it while said justice was on the bench, before he or she was confirmed, or after he or she retired? What were your impressions?

Answer in the comments.

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