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During a recent panel discussion at Columbia Law School on "strategic litigation as an approach to policy change," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg provided some rather damning words of wisdoms for lawyers and law students everywhere:

"If you are a true professional, you will use your degree to help make things a little better for other people."

Basically, Justice Ginsburg, who is not just a trail-blazer but a pop culture icon, is pointing a finger at the legal profession and saying that lawyers need to do more pro bono work.

While SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh has already faced one of the most hotly contested and contentious confirmation hearings in Supreme Court history, the hearing isn't over yet. The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested that Christine Blasey Ford testify before the committee this coming Monday. The conservatives on the committee are hopeful that there will be no further delays.

Ford, a professor of clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, has come forward as the anonymous letter writer that accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school. And while Kavanaugh has steadfastly denied the allegations, there seems to be more than just one side to this story.

When it comes to the High Court, most if not nearly all of the focus tends to fall on the cases and judges. However, a recent SCOTUSblog piece takes a look at which attorneys and law firms have fared the best before the High Court in recent years.

The Empirical SCOTUS piece shows that over the past five terms, looking only at attorneys that have made four or more appearances at the Court during that time, only one attorney and one firm have perfect records. The piece also details who had the most overall wins, and even the most wins in particular categories like First or Fourth Amendment, or Patent cases.

For law students at Harvard, and across the country thanks to YouTube, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recently gave some open advice.

However, the discussion is just informative for lawyers as it is for law students, as Justice Kagan also shares quite a bit about herself, her fellow justices, and how she views the legal profession. The open-ended questions led her onto entertaining tangents too, like how Justice Breyer (who was her antitrust professor when she was a student) is the funniest justice, and his hypotheticals are easily funnier than Scalia's famous retorts, at least in her opinion.

If you've been following the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, then you've undoubtedly heard and seen the chaos. In addition to the clear partisan divide being exacerbated by and played out via an ongoing discovery dispute, protesters have been more vocal than ever before, causing countless interruptions throughout both the first and second days.

Already, there has been over 70 arrests (no word on charges), and protesters even showed up dressed up as "Handmaids" from the new, hit, dystopian series, "The Handmaid's Tale." Recently, we asked if people really cared about the Supreme Court, and it seems the answer is rather clear.

Read on below to learn more about the timeline and what to expect for the rest of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.

A recent talk before an Eighth Circuit conference gave us all some insight into the day-to-day life of the youngest member of the High Court.

In a panel discussion with Eighth Circuit Chief Judge Lavenski Smith, Gorsuch described his usual daily routine. He also expressed some views on how the media focuses too much on the close cases rather than the unanimous decisions.

Justice Gorsuch also explained that despite all the disagreements, the Justices share a rather "collegial atmosphere," he stated: "just because you disagree doesn't mean you have to be disagreeable."

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or, as she is affectionately known by her throngs of fans, the Notorious RBG, recently made headlines after making a public appearance on stage Off-Broadway for an encore performance that delighted the audience.

Unfortunately, the Justice's love of opera hasn't driven her to perform. Rather, she agreed to talk to the director of the Off-Broadway show "The Originalist," which is about Justice Antonin Scalia. Though her name only comes up once in the play, it is no secret that she and the late Justice were great friends. In addition to RBG giving the audience some context, she didn't miss the chance to tell the crowd that she considers herself a "flaming feminist." She also quelled some of the anxiety surrounding her retirement, while at the same time showing off her potential second act as a comedian.

Did you know that there is literally a court above the Supreme Court?

Thanks to a recent feature in Sports Illustrated, the not-so-secret but rarely-talked-about court finally got some time in the limelight. Curiously, it's not a court of law, but rather a less-than-regulation-sized basketball court located above the actual High Court Courtroom. And what might surprise you even more is that there is a rich history of justices playing b-ball with staff and clerks.

While the debate over whether Judge Kavanaugh should or shouldn't be confirmed may be raging on along partisan lines, taking a look at one of his more curious dissents might provide a little bit of a different perspective on the High Court hopeful.

Though much of the coverage tends to focus on his partisan views reflected in various cases, the Fogo de Chao v. Dept. of Homeland Security case will probably forever haunt him as much as the fact that he put ketchup on pasta. Putting it convolutedly, Kavanaugh is as much a chef as he is a duck, but he still makes decisions involving chefs based on his assumption that training American chefs to be Brazilian chefs and educators must be easy.

If you somehow happened to miss the blockbuster documentary about the Supreme Court's most celebrated justice, RBG, you're in luck, maybe. The new biopic about Justice Ginsburg chronicling her pre-SCOTUS justice life as an advocate for women's rights, is set to release this year on Christmas Day.

This week, the trailer for "On the Basis of Sex" was released. As some outlets are reporting, the biopic fictionalizes and sensationalizes Justice Ginsburg akin to prior companion biopics, and features "ragingly hot Hollywood stars." It's expected that the biopic will dwarf the documentary's box office receipts, and is expected to be an Oscar contender.