High court justices in Wyoming to hunt antelope

Oct 21, 2012 The Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt together.

Kagan amused an audience Friday at the University of Tenn-essee College of Law in Knoxville with stories of how the conservative Scalia taught her to shoot fowl.

She said Scalia told her in the spring, "It's time to move on to the big game."

She said the two will go hunting in Wyoming this weekend and she hopes to bag an antelope.

Kagan didn't discuss politics or current cases during her appearance.

Kagan, 52, who was nominated by President Barack Obama and joined the court in 2010.

The court's youngest member, she expressed thanks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor for blazing a trail for the women who followed them.

She most recently was the first woman solicitor general for the United States under Obama. She was also dean of Harvard Law School and served four years in former President Bill Clinton's administration as associate counsel to the president and deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy.

Scalia, 76, was nominated for the court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He is the longest-serving member of the current court. holding the unofficial title of senior association justice.

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