For those of you who were left scratching your heads over it, here's a Courthouse Forum letter from Judge Alex Kozinski himself, providing the backstory:
About three weeks ago, I was keynote speaker at a one day conference sponsored by the judges and lawyers of the District of Nevada. [See thumbnail of conference pamphlet, below right -- gotta love that title...]
The luncheon speaker was Barry Levenson, author of Habeas Codfish, a funny book about food law. Levenson was an appellate lawyer with the Wisconsin Attorney General's office and his claim to fame -- as he tells it -- is that he's the only lawyer to have argued a case in the US S. Ct. with a mustard jar in his pocket. It's a very funny story, and I don't want to steal his thunder by giving away the circumstances.
In any event, he eventually quit law and is now the curator of the Mustard Museum and a popular speaker.
Among the "shtick" of Levenson's very funny and informative speech was the presentation to me of a case of mustard (one of which I sent you), an autographed copy of his book, and two honorary degrees (click on the thumbnails for a better view):
I thought that Levenson and his Mustard Museum might be worth a plug, esp. because of his connection with the S. Ct. He's a very funny guy, a bit reminiscent of Eugene Levy. In fact, one might ask about them: Separated at birth?
Delightfully bizarre! Perfect fodder for UTR. A3G thanks Judge Kozinski for sharing -- and congratulates him on his two honorary degrees.