President Clinton Throwing A Dinner To Celebrate RBG’s Confirmation Would “strengthen his relations with the members of the court”

April 21st, 2014

The Clinton Archives released another SCOTUS-related gem: how to celebrate RBG’s confirmation. White House Counsel Bernie Nussbaum and adviser Ron Klain suggested a dinner at the White House with all of the Justices “and their wives” (I guess Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg would have to leave their spouses at home):

Second, the White House dinner: “Having the Supreme Court justices and their wives for dinner at the White House has been an occasional tradition: done sporadically through the years. David Gergen suggested that President Clinton have such a dinner, and Justice Ginsburg has embraced it with enthusiasm.

Interestingly, Nussbaum thought this would “strengthen” Clinton’s relations with the Justices:

“We endorse it as well. The dinner would be a courteous and informal way for the president to strengthen his relations with the members of the court—though, admittedly, the benefits of doing so are difficult to quantify.”

I wonder what that “relation” would be.