Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of Supreme Court of the United States, attends Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 38th annual gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on November 17, 2013 in New York City.
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March 3, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been voted #1 Supreme Court lunch date by hungry American lawyers, according to a new survey.

Ginsburg came out on top as the most popular potential lunch date, followed by Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor, presumably because they’re kind of in Ginsburg’s posse. Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Elena Kagan were middle-of-the-pack, like that kid you kind of know from Chemistry class who lets you copy his notes. Samuel Alito, Jr was the least popular pick, not unlike that poor kid who eats his lunch from a tray in a bathroom stall.

The survey of almost 100 leading lawyers was conducted by Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, and the organizer noted that many lawyers actually picked a Justice with whom they don’t necessarily agree. “Lawyers being lawyers, they wanted to argue, I guess,” said Super Lawyers Editor-in-Chief Erik Lundegaard in a statement. “So a choice for lunch date, like a retweet, isn’t necessarily an endorsement.”

Write to Charlotte Alter at charlotte.alter@time.com.

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