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Letterman Mocks the Supreme Court Before Health Care Ruling

The late-night host offered up ten surprising (and ridiculous) facts about the highest court in the land.

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    The iconic late-night host poked fun at the highest court in the land on Monday's edition of "Late Show with David Letterman."

    The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the Obama administration's 2010 health care law on Thursday. In honor of that highly-anticipated event, David Letterman offered up ten surprising (and patently absurd) facts about the highest court in the land on Monday's show.

    For example: did you know that Derek Jeter is one of the court's associate justices? Well, now you do.

    Letterman titled his list the "Top Ten Things You May Not Know About the Supreme Court." There were a few duds, but most of the late-night host's zingers landed. Here are the highlights:

    "For a summer promotional campaign, [the Supreme Court] has been renamed 'The Taco Bell Big Beef Supreme Court.'"

    "Public courtroom seating has a two-drink minimum."

    "Thanks to a grassroots Internet campaign, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will host 'Saturday Night Live.'"

    "Antonin Scalia: Vampire Hunter."

    Check out the full clip below via CBS: