Judge Neil Gorsuch, in his Supreme Court nomination hearings today, quoted David Foster Wallace's most famous commencement speech to explain the ubiquity of law. (It's kind of a dumb and basic interpretation of the speech, if you ask me, but whatever.) Justice Antonin Scalia was also a DFW fan. What's the connection between conservative judges and the work of David Foster Wallace? It must the tennis, right? Yeah, it's gotta be the tennis.
UPDATE: Oh my God. Is nothing sacred?
Cruz asks Gorsuch what's the meaning of life. "42," Gorsuch replies, an apparent reference to "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) March 21, 2017