Why Didn’t Justice Kennedy Go to Salzburg This Summer?

Fix the Court has tracked the Justices’ summer travel, but this from their email blast caught my eye (in bold, my emphasis):

Supreme Court justices’ travel – summer 2016

Chief Justice John Roberts

No public events


Justice Anthony Kennedy

July 11: Speaking engagement; Big Sky, Montana; Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, host

Note: Justice Kennedy did not make his customary trip to teach in Salzburg this summer (confirmed by McGeorge School of Law press office)


Justice Clarence Thomas

June 26-July 21: Teaching engagement; Nice, France; Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of Nice School of Law, hosts


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

July 16: Cultural engagement; Castleton, Virginia; Castleton Festival, host

Mid-July (undetermined date): Speaking engagement; Barcelona, Spain; NYU, host

July 27: Cultural engagement; Venice, Italy; host unclear

August 4: Speaking engagement; Washington, D.C.; Duke Law School and Jones Day, hosts

August 19: Speaking engagement; Santa Fe, New Mexico; State Bar of New Mexico, host

August 26: Cultural engagement; Cooperstown, New York; Glimmerglass Festival, host

September 14: Speaking engagement; McLean, Virginia; Association of Corporate Counsel, host

September 21: Speaking engagement; New York, New York; Temple Emanu-El, host


Justice Stephen Breyer

July 13-14: Speaking engagement; Sun Valley, Idaho; Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, host

September 29: Speaking engagement; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; New Hampshire Public Radio and The Music Hall, hosts


Justice Samuel Alito

July 25-27: Teaching engagement; Paris, France; Tulane University Law School, host


Justice Sonia Sotomayor

July 4: Speaking engagement; Orient, New York; Oysterponds Historical Society, host

August 14: Speaking engagement; Fairbanks, Alaska; University of Alaska Fairbanks, host

August 17: Speaking engagement; Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska Bar Association, host

September 1: Speaking engagement; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar, host

September 1: Speaking engagement; Denver, Colorado; Metropolitan State University of Denver, host

September 2: Speaking engagement; Boulder, Colorado; Byron R. White Center at Colorado Law School, host

September 8: Speaking engagement; Madison, Wisconsin; University of Madison-Wisconsin, host

September 17: Speaking engagement; New York, New York; Just The Beginning Foundation, host

September 22: Awards reception; Washington, D.C.; Hispanic Heritage Foundation, host


Justice Elena Kagan

August 10: Speaking engagement; Washington, D.C.; Harvard Club of Washington and Hogan Lovells, hosts

August 31: Speaking engagement; Tucson, Arizona; University of Arizona College of Law, host

September 2: Speaking engagement; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar, host

September 8: Speaking engagement; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Harvard Law School, host

September 15: Awards reception; Louisville, Kentucky; University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, host


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