U.S. Supreme Court justices rarely apologize from the bench. But on Monday, Justice Antonin Scalia did just that, and he probably had to. He had just called his longtime friend and colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Justice Goldberg.”
Scalia was announcing his opinion in the immigration case Kerry v. Din, and as often happens, Ginsburg was in dissent. At the end of his summary of the case, Scalia said, “Justice Breyer filed an opinion dissenting, which justices Goldberg, Sotomayor and Kagan joined.”
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