A fairly well kept secret, the US Supreme Court Follies are a great tradition. At a private dinner at the beginning of each year, the active justices poke fun at themselves and present a series of skits for the entertainment of retired judges, clerks, administrative staff, and friends. Unfortunately not much is known about the event because everyone involved takes an oath of omertà seriously enough to make a mafia boss weep with pride. The oath of silence makes sense: The Supremes’ juridical gravitas would be shot to hell if they were ever caught looking like ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani when he dressed in drag and kissed Donald Trump.
This year, for the first time, one skit was so funny that the judges decided to reenact it for the entire nation at President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 20. The press had a field day misinterpreting what happened that night, with major news sources incorrectly reporting that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, having had too much wine at dinner, fell fast asleep during Obama’s recited dog’s breakfast of liberal proposals 40 years past their sell-by date.
That’s not what really happened. A source attached to the court has told Bud Fox News the real story: Continue reading