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George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney recently dined with a very high-profile, distinguished guest—Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The three had dinner at the luxury Italian restaurant Harry Cipriani in New York City on Wednesday, E! News has learned. They have not commented.
A source said George and Amal arrived at the eatery first and waited for Sotomayor at the bar. The couple appeared very friendly with the people around them and the actor drank his own Casamigos Tequila, which is served regularly at the venue.
Sotomayor arrived later and dined with the pair for several hours. It was a very warm get-together, the source told E! News.
The dinner also marked a boss-employee reunion: Amal, a Lebanon-born, London-based human rights attorney, used to work as a student law clerk for Sotomayor when the justice was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time, Clooney's wife was enrolled in the NYU School of Law.
And as for George, well, he's hobnobbed with prominent figures before—he and then-girlfriend Stacy Keibler chatted with President Barack Obama at the actor's fundraiser for the U.S. leader in 2012 (see pics), months before he was re-elected. George and Obama later shot some hoops.
The actor and Amal, who recently celebrated their six-month wedding anniversary, are currently living in New York temporarily; He is there filming the movie Money Monster, while she is spending the spring guest teaching at Columbia Law School.