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We wrote last week about the small handful of lawyers who have had the most success as litigators before the Supreme Court, literally getting the Justices to adopt their words as the Court's own. Those ten attorneys stand out among even the most elite of Supreme Court practitioners, dominating an already small cadre of 66 lawyers who control Supreme Court litigation.

Of course, their expertise -- and success -- doesn't come cheaply. A single hour with the top Supreme Court litigators costs more than the average American family earns in a week.

For Supreme Court fans, and voracious readers, now's a great time to step into a book store. Richard Collins, of SCOTUSblog, recently put together a list of 18 new and forthcoming SCOTUS-focused tomes, from traditional biographies, to discussions of the legal system generally, to Court histories, political jeremiads, and academic reports.

Oh, and did we mention that Justice Breyer has a new book planned? His fourth since taking the bench, the new book is focused on American law and its connection to the rest of the world. Here's a preview of it and several of the others soon to be hot off the presses.

Over the last few years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as an unexpected pop culture superstar. For court watchers, Ginsburg has long been a strong voice for feminism and liberalism on the bench, but lately she has gained celebrity status among the general public, making fans among politically minded youth sixty years her junior.

Justice Ginsburg reminded us that her celebrity was well deserved the other day, in comments she made while speaking at Duke University School of Law. Her talk was a classic mix of Supreme Court insider views, passionate political conviction, and bits of pop culture. The best revelation? The Notorious R.B.G. has been studying up on gangsta rap.

You might be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that there are nine Justices on the Supreme Court. After all, when it comes to getting attention in the news, not even the "Notorious RBG" can surpass Justice Scalia's reach. Love him or hate him, Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia is by far the most well-known of The Nine.

That popularity, or notoriety, has spawned a whole Scalia industry. There are Scalia books, Scalia dolls, Scalia op-eds, Scalia operas. There's enough Scalia to keep you busy throughout the Court's whole recess. Here's a quick overview.

Most Americans want term limits for Supreme Court Justices, according to a recent poll by Reuters and Ipsos. Two thirds of the country supports imposing term limits on the Justices, which would require a constitutional amendment. Support for the limits is bipartisan, with just a slim 17 percent wanting to maintain the status quo. Presumably, that 17 percent consists entirely of America's lawyers.

Of course, the public is wrong and the lawyers are right. Here's why.

June is typically the Supreme Court Justices' busiest month. It finds them finishing up their most divided and controversial decisions, holding extra opinion days, and releasing opinions at a much higher pace than the rest of the year. But when it's done, so are they. Unlike the rest of us, the Supreme Court Justices get the summer off.

That doesn't mean they don't keep busy, however. Here's a quick overview of how some of the Justices spend their summer vacation:

John Roberts and Alfred Postell both graduated Harvard Law School in 1979. After graduation, Roberts went on to clerk for Judge Friendly, while Postell practiced tax law in a prestigious firm. Their lives diverged as they advanced. John Roberts became Deputy Solicitor General, a Supreme Court litigator, federal judge, and eventually Chief Justice. Postell was overtaken by schizophrenia. He lost his job and his home.

The two still remain close, at least physically. While Chief Justice Roberts sits on the Supreme Court bench, Postell spends his days homeless on the streets of D.C., just a block from the White House and a short walk away from the Supreme Court.

One of the more curious parts of the Supreme Court is that the venom and vitriol that can sneak into Supreme Court opinions often belies the close friendships between the Justices. Indeed, some of the most ideologically opposed Justices maintain the closest connection. We're talking, of course, about Nino Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The friendship between the two, forged through their conflicts on the bench is, well, almost operatic. Now it is literally operatic, memorialized by composer and law school grad Derrick Wang in the one act opera "Scalia/Ginsburg." The piece debuts this Saturday at the Castleton Festival in Virginia.

If you happen to flip through to the Discovery Channel this week, you'll notice that it's "Shark Week," the station's wildly successful tribute to the attorneys of the sea. In honor of our gilled-brethren, we here at FindLaw are celebrating shark week ourselves with a look at legal sharks throughout the profession.

Don't think that sharks are limited to private practice, either. There have been plenty of sharky lawyers on the Supreme Court throughout the years. Here are three we think are of particular note.

Happy Loving Day! June 12th marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, which struck down race-based limitations on marriage rights. Loving remains a landmark civil rights case and Loving Day, now in its 13th year, has become the nation's "biggest multiracial celebration," according to Time magazine.

Among lawyers, though, Loving has been getting renewed attention, and not just for its invalidation of state anti-miscegenation laws. The case, which helped strike down some of the last vestiges of official segregation, is now being taken up in the debate over same-sex marriage, where advocates argue that its logic, that the right to marry the one you love is fundamental, should be applied to bans on gay marriage today.