Justice Scalia Driver's Car Ticketed Outside Tony Pennsylvania Club

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Even if you're driving a member of the country's highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you'll find a ticket on your windshield.

Just ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The National Constitution Center reports on its "Constitution Daily" blog that Scalia was in town Monday to appear at the Union League, a tony private club downtown.

The car in which Scalia was driven to the event was ticketed despite a Supreme Court "Police Official Business" placard on its dashboard. It wasn't clear what kind of parking regulation was involved.

The Constitution Center post jokes that although Scalia is among the court's conservative judges, the ticket is nonpartisan. The Parking Authority is one of the few Republican-dominated institutions in a city dominated by Democrats.

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