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The Justices' 2023 Events and Appearances with Links to Videos When Recorded

Here are the justices’ 2020, 2021 and 2022 events; prior years’ events were largely covered by SCOTUSMap

 

January

1. Justice Sotomayor speaks via videoconference and in conversation Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to the Association of American Law Schools’ annual meeting in San Diego (1/4): Link to video

2. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks with Stanford Law Dean Jenny Martinez at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium (1/9): Link to video

3. Justice Kagan christens the USNS Earl Warren in San Diego (1/21): No video recording; press report here

4. Justice Kavanaugh speaks at the Notre Dame Law Review Federal Courts Symposium (1/23): Link to video

February

5. Justice Barrett appears as a moot court judge at Notre Dame Law School (2/6): No video recording; law school recap here

6. Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy (ret.), Breyer (ret.), Kagan, Kavanaugh, Barrett and Jackson attend President Biden’s State of the Union address (2/7): Press report here; photo here

7. Justice Kavanaugh meets with members of the Columbia Law School Federalist Society chapter in the Supreme Court building (2/23): No video recording; Instagram post here

March

8. Justice Jackson speaks at event at the Moss Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay, Fla., for the dedication of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Street (3/6): Link to video

9. Justice Kavanaugh co-teaches seminar at Notre Dame’s London Gateway with ND Law Prof. William Kelley (3/6-10): No video recording; press report here

10. Justice Breyer (ret.) appears in conversation at Georgetown University with Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin (3/16): Announcement here; tweets here

11. All active justices, along with retired Justices Kennedy and Breyer, attend a commemorative meeting of the Supreme Court Bar in honor of Justice Ginsburg, which was followed by a special sitting of the Court (3/17): Link to video only for Bar service; no video for special session of the Court

12. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks at GW Law about his impact on copyright law in the Burns Moot Court Room on GW’s campus (3/20): Announcement here

13. Justice Sotomayor speaks virtually at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Ark. (3/22): Announcement here; press report here

14. Justice Kagan meets with students from Bard High School Early College (New York, N.Y.) in the Supreme Court building (3/27): No video recording; Twitter post here

15. Justice Sotomayor speaks with Fordham University President Tania Tetlow in a virtual event (3/29): No video recording; press report here; tweet here

16. Justice Breyer (ret.) and his brother, Judge Charles Breyer, speak with GW Law Associate Dean Alan Morrison at Lisner Auditorium on GW’s campus (3/29): Link to video

April

17. Justice Barrett co-teaches seminar at Notre Dame’s London Gateway with ND Law Prof. William Kelley (c. 4/10-14): Press release here

18. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks with journalist Marcia Coyle at the First Circuit Conference in Boston (4/20): Press report here; per a First Circuit source, video was not recorded

19. Justice Jackson delivers a video message honoring Justice Breyer (ret.) at the First Circuit Conference in Boston (4/20): Press report here; per a First Circuit source, video was not recorded

20. Justices Kagan and Kavanaugh attend a reception honoring Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart hosted by Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute (4/27): No video recording; press report here

May

21. Justice Sotomayor visits (no prepared remarks) the Bronx Children’s Museum will First Lady Jill Biden (5/3): Press report here; tweet here

22. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks with GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew (5/16): Link to video

23. Justices Kavanaugh and Jackson participate in a charity three-mile run in Washington, D.C. (5/17): Press report here; video of Kavanaugh running here; Jackson photos here

24. Justice Jackson speaks at the American University Washington College of Law graduation (5/20): Link to video

25. Justice Jackson speaks at the Boston University School of Law graduation (5/21): Link to video (starts at 48:16)

26. Justice Kagan speaks at the American Law Institute’s annual meeting to present Chief Justice Roberts with ALI’s Henry J. Friendly Medal (5/23): Link to video

27. Justice Thomas meets with law students and recent law grads taking part in the Originalism Summer Seminar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution (between 5/21-26): No video recording; noted here

28. Justice Gorsuch meets with law students and recent law grads taking part in the Originalism Summer Seminar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution (between 5/21-26): No video recording; noted here

29. Chief Justice Roberts speaks at the American Law Institute’s annual meeting to accept its Henry J. Friendly Medal (5/23): Link to video (starts at 6:22)

June

30. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks at an event hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society inside the Supreme Court courtroom (6/5): Link to video

31. Justice Kavanaugh attends the reception preceding the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual banquet inside the Supreme Court building (6/5): No video; press report here

32. Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito and Barrett attend the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual banquet inside the Supreme Court building (6/5): No video; press report here

33. Justice Gorsuch cooks barbecue for Supreme Court staff in the building’s courtyard as part of an annual awards ceremony (6/6): No video; press report here

34. Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas (who spoke), Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh attend the memorial service for C. Boyden Gray in Washington, D.C. (6/7): No video; press report here

35. Justice Sotomayor speaks remotely 22 judges from Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Peru who were in San Juan, P.R., as part of a Justice Department training program for judiciaries in the Western Hemisphere (6/8): No video; press release here

36. Justices Thomas, Gorsuch (who spoke) and Kavanaugh attend a retirement ceremony for D.C. Circuit Judge David Sentelle in the D.C. Circuit building (6/9): No video; press report here

37. Justice Souter (ret.) speaks at a Concord High School (N.H.) ceremony in which he was inducted as the first member of the school’s new hall of fame (6/13): Press report (with some video) here

38. Justice Sotomayor speaks at a closed press Second Circuit conference outside Albany, N.Y. (6/21): No video; press report here

39. Justice Thomas hosts 60 high school students from the Bronx, N.Y., at the Court (date unclear but likely toward the end of June): No video; press report here

July

40. Justice Kavanaugh speaks at the Eighth Circuit Conference in Bloomington, Minn. (7/13): No video; press report here

41. Justice Alito visits the Wall Street Journal’s New York office (“early July”): No video; interview here

42. We expect that Justice Gorsuch again taught at the summer program of the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, which this year was held in Lisbon, Portugal (7/17-28): Announcement of the program here; awaiting confirmation

August

43. Justice Kagan speaks at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Portland, Ore. (8/3). Three days prior, Kagan presented awards to two winners of the circuit’s high school civics contact: Link to video of her speech; link to article noting award presentation

44. Justice Kagan attends the men’s singles final at the Mubadala Citi DC Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center in Washington, D.C., (8/6): No video; picture here

45. Justice Barrett speaks at the Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisc. (8/28): No video; press report here

September

46. Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Kagan and Justice Breyer (ret.) participate in a two-day meeting with members of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa and Montreal (Week of 9/4): No video; announcement here

47. Justice Gorsuch speaks at the Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference in Santa Fe, N.M. (9/6 or 9/7): No video; no press access; press report regardless here

48. Justice Kavanaugh speaks at the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference in Cleveland (9/7): No video; press report here

49. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks at a First Circuit ceremony honoring the life of Judge Juan Torruella (9/8): Link to video

50. Chief Justice Roberts swears in the new Archivist of the United States, Colleen Shogan (9/11): Link to video

51. Chief Justice Roberts presides over the semiannual Judicial Conference meeting in Washington, D.C. (9/12): No video; press report here

52. Justice Breyer (ret.) is interviewed at GW Law by Kenneth Feinberg on Breyer’s time working in the Senate (9/14): Announcement here

53. Justice Jackson and her husband visit the Civil Rights Institute, a Birmingham, Ala., museum (9/13): No video; press report here

54. Justice Jackson and her husband attend grand rounds at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, eat lunch at Yo Mama’s restaurant, visit the Birmingham Museum of Art and eat dinner at Highlands Bar & Grill (9/14): No video; press report here; photo from lunch here; photo from dinner here

55. Justice Jackson speaks at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham at an event marking the 60th anniversary of a bombing that killed four girls (9/15): Link to video

56. Justice Jackson and her husband visit the Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey Monument; the Rosa Parks Museum; the Civil Rights Memorial Center; the Legacy Museum; and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. (9/16): No video; press report here

57. Justice Sotomayor appears in the season two premiere of “Alma’s Way” on PBS Kids (9/18): Announcement here; video segment here

58. Justice Barrett speaks at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in an event sponsored by its Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (9/21): Link to video; press report here

59. Justice Jackson speaks at a Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., event at the City Tavern Club in Georgetown and receives the Club’s 2023 Public Service Award (9/21): No video; announcement here

60. Justice Kagan speaks at the Notre Dame Forum in the university’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with Law School Dean Marcus Cole in South Bend, Ind.; before that, she guest-taught Notre Dame Law Prof. Rick Garnett’s 1L criminal law class (9/22): Link to video of the Forum; tweet mentioning the class

61. Justice Barrett attends a celebration of the Red Mass (special service for legal profession) in Austin, Tex. (9/23): No video; press release here; tweet here

62. Justice Jackson reads from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” at the unveiling of new stained glass windows of civil rights protestors that replaced depictions of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (9/23): Link to video; press report here

63. Justice Kavanaugh presents the highest honor given to a federal judge to Judge José Cabranes of the Second Circuit in a ceremony at the Supreme Court (9/26): No video (confirmed by SCOTUS PIO); announcement here

64. Justice Sotomayor speaks at Stevenson University’s Baltimore Speaker Series (9/27): Per the organizer: “Photos, video, and audio recordings are prohibited, as is live-streaming. We are not offering press passes”; no press report of yet; announcement here

October

65. Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Barrett and Justice Kennedy (ret.) attend the annual Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. D.C. (10/1): No video; press report here

66. Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kennedy (ret.) attend, with Roberts speaking, at the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s Justice Ginsburg stamp (10/2): No video yet (possibly recorded but not yet posted); press report here; tweet here

67. Justice Barrett is the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Law School’s annual Stein Lecture (10/16): Link to video

68. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre (10/18): Link to video

69. Justice Sotomayor speaks at a portrait unveiling for the late S.D.N.Y. Judge Deborah Batts, who served with Sotomayor (10/19): No video; press report here

70. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks with the Chief Justice of India at an event hosted by Georgetown Law (10/23): Link to video

71. Justice Gorsuch speaks with two dozen students from Princeton University’s James Madison Program in the Supreme Court building (10/31): No video; tweeted here

November

72. Justice Kavanaugh speaks at the National Judicial College’s Appellate Judges Education Institute in Washington, D.C. (11/2): Schedule here; additional details on the event is password-protected here

73. Justice Breyer (ret.) speaks with Ninth Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown and Cathy Douglas Stone, Justice William Douglas’ widow, in Boston’s Moakley Courthouse (11/6): Unclear if video; press report here

74. Justice Breyer (ret.) is interviewed by GW Law Prof. Robert Brauneis about Breyer’s time working on the First Circuit and with the U.S. Sentencing Commission (11/8): Announcement here; link to video expected in mid-November

75. Justices Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett attend, with Barrett speaking, the Federalist Society’s 2023 National Lawyers Convention, titled “Originalism on the Ground,” in Washington, D.C. (11/9): No video posted; press report here

76. Justice Sotomayor participates in a moot court competition at Harvard Law School (11/15): Link to video

77. Chief Justice Roberts presents the Rehnquist Award to Nebraska Judge James Doyle during an event at the Supreme Court (11/16): No video; press release from NCSC here

78. Justice Breyer (ret.) attends Harvard Law Prof. Charles Fried’s final class (11/29 or 11/30): No video; post here

December

79. Justice Alito speaks at the 30th anniversary celebration of Princeton Prof. Robert George’s Making Men Moral at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (12/1): Link to video

80. Chief Justice Roberts attends the Kennedy Center honors (12/3): Tweet here

81. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Barrett attend a reception, possibly a holiday party, at the Supreme Court (12/6): No video; tweet here

82. All nine actives justices and Justice Kennedy (ret.) attend a ceremony at the Court honoring their late colleague, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, as she lay in repose in the Great Hall, with Justice Sotomayor delivering a eulogy (12/18): Link to video

83. All nine actives justices and Justice Kennedy (ret.) attend Justice O’Connor’s funeral at the National Cathedral in an invitation-only service, with Chief Justice Roberts delivering a eulogy (12/19): Link to video; tweet with all 10 here

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