Event — Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Legal Eats: Food and the Culture of the U.S. Supreme Court

Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History

14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Details: Throughout American history, the Justices of the nation’s highest court have come together to deliberate legal matters… but they have also found time to break bread. Since the early 19th century when they took all their meals together while living in a boarding house, the Justices have continued to reinforce cordiality and cooperation through shared food traditions, such as eating lunch together on Court and Conference days.

Join U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor and the Curator of the Supreme Court, Catherine E. Fitts, in a conversation moderated by Clare Cushman, Director of Publications of the Supreme Court Historical Society, as they explore the unique food traditions of the Supreme Court.

Cost: Tickets are free; seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Reservations required.

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