Saturday, January 10, 2004

A (not THE) Ginsburg in Chicago?

According to this page (I suppose I could confirm this with some research, but I'm tired), Justice Ginsburg has a son, James, who is a law student at the University of Chicago. If this is true, why have I not heard anything about it? Does this make us a sort of unofficial legal finishing school for the children of Supreme Court justices (Ginsburg and Scalia -- maybe not enough to make it even unofficial yet)? No, I didn't think so either. What's weird is I don't think I've heard anything about her ever coming here for moot court or whatnot (that's right, not even for whatnot). Maybe she doesn't love her son. Yes, that must be it.

I wonder if it's easier to get into law school if you are the child of a Supreme. Maybe, on the one hand, since then the Justice likes the school and will take kids for clerkships and the like. But, generally speaking, one would hope that SC Justices are upright and above quid pro quo like that. But, in reality, who's above quid pro quo? I'm torn. I know Brian will tell me the answer shortly though (cue Brian's response).

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