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This year, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the big 86, putting her even closer to hitting the record for oldest sitting Supreme Court Justice.

In case you need the trivia answer, the oldest sitting Justice ever was Oliver Wendell Homes who was just a couple months shy of 91 years old when he stepped down in the early 1930s.

But it's no secret, here at FindLaw, we're big fans of the Notorious RBG. We even made a video to celebrate some of her most notable opinions. After all, celebrating the Justice's birthday is becoming a bigger and bigger event year, and with good reason.

Chief Justice Mulling Ethics Code for Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court does not have a code of conduct, but the Chief Justice is considering one.

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has discussed the possibility with colleagues, but it is barely a work in progress. Justice Elena Kagan told lawmakers at a budget hearing that it is in a very preliminary stage.

The news came out as the House of Representatives has been debating whether Supreme Court Justices should abide by the same code that applies to all other federal judges. Apparently, the Justices don't like that idea.

RBG Leads the Way With Majority Opinions

Having written four majority opinions for the U.S. Supreme Court this term, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is ahead of her class.

The head-count puts her above the next member of the court, Justice Clarence Thomas, who has written three majority opinions. Justice Samuel Alito Jr., on the other end of the bench, has written none.

Majority opinions can reveal the general direction of the court. In Ginsburg's case, courtwatchers say it is changing.

SCOTUS: Federal Judges Not Appointed for Eternity

Before he died last year, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote his last opinion for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

The appeals court said that employers may not pay women less than men based on prior salaries when hiring for the same job. It was a significant and divided decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated the decision, but not because of that legal issue. Apparently, dead judges can't have opinions.

Justice Clarence Thomas has chosen an interesting time to speak up and out against the actual malice standard established by New York Times v. Sullivan.

In a concurrence, authored by Justice Thomas and joined by no other Justices, of the denial of Katherine McKee's petition for cert in her case against Bill Cosby for defamation, Justice Thomas basically explains how he believes the Court and lower courts got standard for libel against a public figure all wrong and that, in his words: "We should reconsider our jurisprudence in this area."

It has been announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg actually made it into the Court for the Justices' regular conference Friday morning.

Since her surgery to remove lung cancer tumors in December, she has been working from home and had not shown up to the High Court, not even for January's oral arguments. Notably, she did not miss any votes though and her return couldn't have been timed better, as oral arguments are scheduled to start next week. Unfortunately, there has been no confirmation of whether Justice Ginsburg will take the bench next week.

SCOTUS April Calendar Springs Up

The April docket of oral arguments for the High Court is pretty packed with 12 cases over two weeks. And still no word on whether Justice Ginsburg will attend the hearings or be working from home.

Arguments will kick off on April 15 and conclude on April 24, unless the Justices decide to take up the Trump administration's appeal on the 2020 census issue. However, as Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog notes, even if the Justices do decide to take that case up ahead of the federal appeals court hearing the matter, it could be heard in a special session in May, rather than added to the April calendar.

In a recently published book, Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol, by Nancy Maveety, some of the favorite cocktails of Supreme Court Justices are revealed and discussed, along with notable alcohol-related cases and the social aspect alcohol has had on the Court and Justices.

Apparently, both Maveety and the Notorious RBG are big fans of Campari, and the classic Italian cocktail, the Negroni, as she explains during the Modern Law Library's most recent podcast, featuring an extended segment about the book.

SCOTUS to Hear First Gun Case in a Decade

For the first time in a decade, the Second Amendment will finally have its day in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The timing is noteworthy because the Justices know it's been a long stretch without judicial review. Justice Clarence Thomas noted it last year when he called the Second Amendment a "disfavored right" in the Supreme Court.

Now that it is before them in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York, the question is: will the right get what it's asking for?

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Whitaker Appointment

Matthew Whitaker, acting attorney general, will keep his job at the Justice Department -- for now.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge that claimed Whitaker's appointment was illegal because he was not confirmed by the Senate. President Trump named Whitaker to fill in for Jeff Sessions, who resigned in November under pressure from the president.

Arguing in Michaels v. Whitaker , Justice Department lawyers said former presidents have appointed high level officials 160 times without Senate approval. This time, it apparently isn't necessary either.