No one is above the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Not even a Supreme Court justice on official business.
When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia paid a visit to the Union League on Monday, his driver parked in a loading zone. The vehicle was one of two that were ticketed even though a card on the dashboard of the vehicle was clearly visible, stating “Supreme Court of the United States POLICE OFFICIAL BUSINESS.”
According to Philly.com, the PPA showed “no mercy” on the $31 citation. Representatives were quoted as saying that the “vehicle was ticketed and the ticket is valid.”
Kathleen L. Arberg, the Supreme Court’s public information officer, would say only that “the ticket was issued to a U.S. Supreme Court vehicle driven by a Supreme Court police officer.”