Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan hunt together

First it was just birds but they've moved on to big game VIDEO

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Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan hunt together

The social lives of congress members is a topic best avoided, but a certain class of Washingtonian gets a little tingle from knowing that the bench warmers on the Supreme Court hang out after hours. Judges: They’re just like us!

Justice Elena Kagan first went hunting with Justice Antonin Scalia when she needed to get some Second Amendment credibility. First they shot birds but now Kagan has graduated to killing bigger, hairier animals.

“He said, ‘It’s time for big-game hunting,’” she recalled in an onstage interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “We went out to Wyoming this past fall to shoot deer and antelope, and we did … I shot myself a deer.” Look at that syntax; soon she’ll be droppin’ the g’s in her opinions.

Another delicious detail: She flies commercial.

Here’s the video of her appearance:

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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