Here's a delicious little judicial sight-ation for all of you:
Saw Antonin Scalia driving (himself) in a Virginia-tagged blue/silver early 2000/1/2 model BMW 525. Emerging from the Supreme Court garage last Sunday [5/28] around 2:00. At first he seemed in a big hurry, but then he backed off my bumper a little bit. I’m impressed that he was working on a Sunday, but then again could’ve just been using the gym.
Article III Groupie has a high degree of confidence in this judicial celebrity sighting. She knows, from independent sources, that the Scalia-mobile is a Bimmer. When Justice Scalia and his clerks head out for lunch at AV Ristorante Italiano, they all pile into this vehicle.
A3G also once heard this story, which further supports Justice Scalia's driving of a BMW. Apparently the Justice parks his spiffy European vehicle next to Justice Breyer's jalopy in the Supreme Court garage. This arrangement caused Justice Scalia some amount of concern. At one point he complained (perhaps half-jokingly): "I don't want the door of Steve's junk heap denting up my BMW!"
(Note: This story may be apocryphal, and/or A3G may be misremembering the details. If you can confirm, please email her.)
(Robe swish for the sight-ation: Wonkette.)