July 05, 2013
Supreme Court Justices Kagan and Scalia are Hunting Partners
By Ben Romans
Despite differences in their interpretation of the Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia apparently share a common interest—hunting.
An article from The Hill, Justice Kagan described a recent hunting trip she took with Justice Antonin Scalia to a crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival—a trip where she actually tagged a deer. She also said it wasn’t the first time the two traveled into the field together.
“I shoot birds with him two or three times a year now,” Kagan said. “At the end of last year we had been bird shooting 4 or 5 times ... he said to me, ‘It's time for big-game hunting.’ We actually went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope, and we did ... I shot myself a deer.”
The article went on to say Justice Kagan’s hunting forays stem from a promise she made to a lawmaker to hunt with Justice Scalia if confirmed.
“He thought it was hilarious, he thought it was a total crackup,” Kagan said of Scalia's response when she attempted to fulfill the promise.