Tests aren’t over yet: SCOTUS test on “Table for 9”

We dine once a year with the President, and that is all. On other days we take our supper together, and go over at table the concerns which are argued before us. We are terrific ascetics, and even deny ourselves wine, except in damp weather condition [when it is medicinally recommended]

Exactly what I say about wine, sir, gives you our guideline; however it does in some cases take place that the Chief Justice will state to me, when the fabric is gotten rid of, “Brother Story, step to the window and see if it does not look like rain.” And if I tell him that the sun is shining brightly, Judge Marshall will sometimes reply, “All the better for our jurisdiction extends over so large an area that the teaching of changes makes it specific that it need to be drizzling someplace.” You understand that the Chief was brought up upon Federalism and Madeira, and he is not the guy to outgrow his early bias.

— Justice Joseph Story in a letter to a buddy about early practices at the Supreme Court.

“Food in great company has sustained Supreme Court Justices through the ages,” writes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her forward to ” Table for 9: Supreme Court Food Traditions & & Recipes,” by Clare Cushman of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In this book– filled with tidbits from history, quotes drawn from letters, lots of photos and, obviously, over 40 recipes– Cushman takes a look at the history of the Supreme Court through the lens of its food custom-mades. This isn’t simply a charming topic– it relates straight to the effective functioning of the court. As Cushman composes of the justices,” [t] o foster harmonious working relations, they have actually typically sought opportunities to improve cordiality and cooperation by breaking bread together.”

These dishes provide a look into the lives of the justices before and during their time on the bench. We learn how to make:

  • Lazy B Ranch Beef Jerky– Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s bro produced this jerky on the Arizona livestock ranch where they both grew up.Gibson Island Club Maryland Crab Soup– Justice Thurgood Marshall made this soup as he put himself through law school by working summer seasons at the exclusive club on the Chesapeake Bay.Oysters Le Hamburger– Chief Justice Warren Hamburger created this oyster dish in
  • 1979 to commemorate the flow of the last 16 opinions of the term.Throughout the book, Cushman likewise introduces us to numerous characters who have formed the court from off the bench

, including: Jasper Crouch, a black freedman who worked as a bartender and pig-roaster in Richmond, Virginia. Crouch was extremely praised by early

  • 19th-century elites(especially Chief Justice John Marshall)for his mint juleps and pigs skilled with mustard, cayenne pepper and mushroom ketchup.Dorothy Kurgans, the spouse of Justice Arthur Goldberg. She hosted Passover seders at their home for the justices and other leaders in Washington.Marty Ginsburg, Ginsburg’s late other half.
  • The cross-ideological relationship of Justices Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia has been extensively documented: Marty Ginsburg prepared the venison from the deer Scalia
  • hunted. * * * This test based upon quotes from the book will check your proficiency of Supreme Court food-related trivia. Answers(with explanations)are readily available at the hyperlink listed below.1)” I’ll inform you exactly what, if I am fortunate adequate to be verified

    , I will ask Justice Scalia to take me hunting. “Which justice made this guarantee to the Senate Judiciary Committee?John Roberts Samuel Alito Sonia Sotomayor Elena Kagan 2) “Great cheese is among the gifts of the Gods,

    a reality that is not valued in this country as it ought to be.”Which primary justice lamented this sad fact?William Rehnquist Harlan Fiske Stone William Howard Taft Charles Evans Hughes 3) “The Justice had a great deal of

    • faith in bourbon as a cure for almost any disorder.”A clerk stated
    • this about which Kentucky-born justice?John Marshall Harlan Louis Brandeis Stanley Forman Reed Fred Vinson 4 )Which Prohibition-era justice, after being sent out three bottles of wine, made this pseudo-constitutional determination
    • :”The 18th Amendment forbids manufacture, transportation and importation. It does
    • not prohibit possession or use.

    If I send it back I will be guilty of transportation. On the whole, I believe I will use the maxim de minimis and consume it.”James McReynolds Edward Sanford Oliver Wendell Holmes Louis Brandeis 5

  • )”The trick is
  • to keep the steak moving on the hot pan, include butter just before it’s finished, and accent with a little garlic salt.” Which justice provided this cooking advice?Hugo Black Sandra Day O’Connor Earl Warren Neil Gorsuch True or incorrect? 6)The justices consume during oral argument.7)The justices go over legal matters together throughout lunch.8 )Justice Sonia Sotomayor doesn’t prepare Puerto Rican food.9)Bread should be served with pasta.10)I have actually invested entirely too much time preparing this post.Answer sheet at this link. The post< a href=http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/12/exams-arent-yet-scotus-quiz-table-9/ rel= nofollow > Exams aren’t over yet: SCOTUS quiz on”Table for 9″
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