Friday, August 5, 2005
We don't normally pay much attention to the U.S. Supreme Court here, since it plays the same role in contract law that fleas play on a dog. But an historic event is about to occur: Harvard Law School is poised to have five justices (Breyer, Kennedy, Scalia, Souter, Roberts) serving on the Court simultaneously, which will be a first. Another justice (Ginsburg) attended before transferring to Columbia. Four of the justices will also have been clerks to previous justices.
It's reassuring to know that the members of the Supreme Court, the institution that tries to resolve some of the most divisive political and social issues in the country, enjoy such diverse educational backgrounds.