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Supreme Court justice reports for jury duty

CORRECTS POSITION OF PAUL CLEMENT TO SECOND RIGHT INSTEAD OF SECOND LEFT - This artist rendering shows Paul Clement, standing second right, with Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. seated, right, addresses the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, as the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case. Justices, from left are, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan. Credit: AP

Via WaPo:

Fellow civic-minded D.C. residents who showed up for jury duty in D.C. Superior Court were pretty sure that was the court’s newest justice who was waiting with them Wednesday morning, and a court spokeswoman confirmed it.

It was at least the second time Kagan has done her civic duty. She reported to the court in January 2011 and was not selected, which would seem to be the likely outcome of Wednesday’s trip to the courthouse.

Pop quiz: If you were on trial, would you want a Supreme Court justice in your jury?

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