In the summer of 2008, while interning at a law firm in Washington DC, I attended a book signing hosted by then Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I had a chance to briefly chat with him during cocktail hour, and threw him what I thought was an easy question.

Me: “Justice Scalia, do you foresee any Asian-American justices on the bench anytime soon?”

After a pregnant pause, he chuckles and says: “You don’t hear too much about that… All you hear about Asian Americans is that there are too many of them at UC Berkeley!”

Mamei Sun

Trying to understand the world better. Foodie, traveler, techie, baker, pilot, friend, lifelong student. (P.S. it’s pronounced “MAY-me”)

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