“Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court”

Richard Wolf for USA Today:

He speaks the most during oral arguments, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia remains the most popular among his colleagues on the outside speaking circuit as well.

Scalia took 23 trips for which he was reimbursed in 2014 to deliver speeches and lectures or teach courses, according to financial disclosure statements made public Thursday. That was more than any of his colleagues on the court.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the second most frequent questioner inside the courtroom, was the second most popular speaker outside court. She was reimbursed for 16 trips, including to Berlin and Florence, Italy. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the landmark decision declaring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, took 13 trips.



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