Last night, Article III Groupie spent some quality time with the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. The details of the event, as well as more photographs, are available here.
At the risk of sounding immodest, A3G thinks that Justice Alito is familiar with her work. When A3G went up to Justice Alito to introduce herself, Justice Alito asked her how she was enjoying Washington -- which she moved to only a few months ago, around the time that Justice Alito came to town.
In addition, Justice Alito was overheard at dinner talking about how bloggers wrote about his children. Could he perhaps be referring to this UTR post?
This wasn't A3G's only brush with judicial celebrity for the evening. She was chatting amiably with her dinner companions when, lo and behold, their table was joined by royalty: newly confirmed D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh!!!
Article 3 Groupie could barely speak. She did manage to extend a sweaty (but well-manicured) hand towards the judge, introducing herself and offering congratulations on his recent confirmation. But A3G didn't have much more interaction with Judge Kavanaugh. Some people just freeze up in the presence of celebrity!
At the end of the meal, A3G asked Judge Kavanaugh if he would pose for a photograph. To her great dismay, the modest and unassuming jurist demurred. Maybe next time...
But A3G was able to photograph Justice Alito, as well as other UTR celebs -- such as Sasha Volokh, the former O'Connor and current Alito clerk, who will be teaching at Georgetown Law School in the fall. You can check the pictures out here. Enjoy!