Supreme Court Justices Eschew Email

The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court avoid email, according to Justice Elena Kagan. Speaking to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in Tampa, she revealed that the justices send each other memos, hand-delivered by clerks. It is not clear how many justices type up their memos, or hand write them in the original intent and spirit of the Founding Fathers.

The Court does not completely reject the use of electronic mail. Justice Kagan clarified that only the justices “ignore 25 years of technology”. Adding: “The clerks e-mail each other, but the justices do not.” For her part, Justice Kagan said she prefers the old-fashioned way of communicating.


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